Race around the world with zero-emission vehicles

Starting June 6, 2020, in Paris

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.

04 Team Torpedo

Team Torpedo Team 04 Participating would already be a victory! Before and during the race we will do our best. TEAM MEMBERS Arnaud NEGRIER: Captain, technical Management, Race vehicles Designer.…

03 Tanguar Racing

Tanguar Racing Team 03 We are preparing in every way possible to achieve a win. We know there are far better vehicle entrants than ours, but we feel this race…

02 Plug In Adventure

Plug In Adventure Team 02 In 2017 Plug in Adventure was the first team in the world to enter and complete the 10,000 Mongol Rally in an electric car, a…

01 EVR

EVR Team 01 The first step is to win the possibility to be part of 80DR thanks to our sponsors and partners. Winning the first edition would be awesome, but…

The route of the race for 2020 edition

Starting June 6, 2020, Paris, the teams will race from one Host City to the next. Between the Host Cities each team is free to choose its own route. After Paris the first Host City where all teams will gather again is Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. After a brief stop, – providing a perfect opportunity for the audience to admire the vehicles and teams close-up – all teams will start the next leg simultaneously. From Kazakhstan they go into China.

At one of the major port cities of China the teams will be facilitated across the North Pacific Ocean to arrive at the west coast of North America where the race will continue through a variety of landscapes to San Diego. Starting the next leg they will travel into Mexico and have one more stop before being facilitated across the Atlantic Ocean to Morocco. Released in Morocco teams will race to the last stop in Monaco. From here an excitingly short leg will lead to the finish in Paris.

The rules are simple

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.

The 80 Day Race rule book can be downloaded  here

Become part of this new adventure

Get involved

Enter a team for the race, become an ambassador, support the race or become a fan. All are equally welcome.

Enter a team

Be a hero, become a legend! Take part in the first edition of this epic new race around the world.

Support the race

We cannot do this alone. If we really want to make a difference we can use all the help we can get.


Financial input will help us make the event more attractive to a bigger audience. Reach more people, creating a bigger impact.

In kind

Money isn't everything. Smart solutions, mutually beneficial agreements and the sharing of contacts or resources can be equally valuable or more.

As a fan

What is a race without fans?!! Follow us on social media, follow the teams. We promise to keep you updated on the latest developments.

meet our ambassadors

Sushil Reddy

Sushil Reddy becomes 80 Day Race ambassador Sushil Reddy, founder of the Sun Pedal Ride, Guinness World Record holder for riding a solar bike across India, has become an 80…

Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard Initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse, Bertrand Piccard, is an ambassador of 80 Day Race. A shared vision on sustainability and the passion for adventure convinced Piccard…

Tom Touber

Tom Touber Former COO and winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has become an ambassador of 80 Day Race. Tom Touber joins a group of leading figures from various industries…

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