Race around the world with zero-emission vehicles
Postponed due to Corona Virus
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.
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.
The Race Teams come from all over the world and vary from professional, semi-professional, as well as amateur teams. Excited to be a part of this new adventure 4 teams have already started preparing their vehicles and working out the best strategy for their team to obtain a podium place.
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 basic rules and regulations that teams have to meet, are designed to stimulate creativity, innovation and inventiveness.
Teams will consist of at least two persons; the Team Captain and the Vice Captain. They can be changed between legs and the Vice Captain even during a leg.
All vehicles have to be propelled by renewable resources and are not allowed to have a combustion engine.
Teams will have to respect the local legislation and cultural habits at all times.
The Pacific and Atlantic ocean crossing will be facilitated. For these crossings each team will receive the same amount of time added to their race time.
Teams will be ranked by the amount of time travelled during the race. Thus, the team with the least amount of race time earns the title ’80 Day Race winner’ and will be awarded during the prize giving ceremony.
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