Race around the world with zero-emission vehicles

Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

New mobility calls for new legends

80 Day Race

A race inspired by Jules Verne’s novel ‘Around the world in 80 days‘. At the time this was written, in 1873, new technology – fossil fuel-based technology –  for the first time enabled one to travel around the world within 80 days. Today, we are at a new tipping point for mobility. This time new technology allows us to travel around the world within 80 days without fossil fuel.

A good time for a new adventure.

Hubert Auriol (1952-2021)

With great sadness we have learned of the passing of Hubert Auriol. The legend, a friend and an ambassador for adventure in general and recently for 80 Day Race.

When we asked Hubert to become involved in 80 Day Race, he told me ‘You are mad, I’ll join you.’ He was excited about the adventure, the new technology, and the opportunities for the next generation of adventurers. He was full of plans, always looking for new opportunities to leave a mark and inspire others to embrace the adventure.

That’s the spirit we will never forget and will continue to work on a sustainable future full of adventure and excitement in his honor.

We are going to miss him dearly, but we will never forget him. Thank you Hubert.

Start 80 Day Race postponed due to Corona Virus

The corona virus outbreak has many people concerned about their health and safety, especially at events with big numbers of visitors and participants. Because of this we now see many events being postponed or cancelled.

At 80 Day Race we share these concerns and therefore have decided to postpone the start of 80 Day Race.

We are working with partners to get commitment for a later date, but until then we can’t confirm a new start date. We are very sorry about this, but we feel it is the right decision to take at this moment.

Around the world pushing the boundaries of new technology

40.000 kilometers, crossing 4 continents, 2 oceans and visiting who knows how many charging stations. Race teams will strategically plan their own route between some key cities for the development of sustainable technology.

The rules are simple

The basic rules and regulations that teams have to meet, are designed to stimulate creativity, innovation and inventiveness.

The 80 Day Race rule book can be downloaded  here

meet our ambassadors

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"80 Day Race is the first real new adventure rally since the first Dakar rally"
Hubert Auriol