ELDURO – the hard one
The 80edays 2016 – ELDURO – an other chapter of the history making endurance test for the EV technology and the drivers is finished successfully.
11 international teams – 80edays ambassadors rallying for supremacy across 29,000 km, 20 countries, and 3 continents tried to finish in Barcelona in 80 days. 9 teams did it beating Rafael de Mestre’s record (GENESIS 2012), sharing their EV experiences and sending a strong message to the industry that sustainable technology is the future.
June 16th in Barcelona
11 international teams started from the "Arc del Triomf" heading west to complete the 80edays world record breaking challenge.See the history
Most teams followed this recommended route, mostly along the route done by Rafael de Mestre on the first around the world EV race in 2012. Although the participants had to reach the check points, they could take a free ride from Astana (Kazakhstan) to Bucharest (Romania).
Across three continents the teams passed through iconic cities, where 28 events have been organized to raise awareness about EV technology.
Official 80edays ELDURO participants list
Team 1 - Switzerland I
Pilots: Markus Doessegger and Matthias Aebi.
Team 2 - Spain
Pilots: Rafael de Mestre and Armand Figueras.
Team 3 - Germany I
Pilots: Andreas Rieger and Rüdiger Hehl.
Team 6 - China
Pilots: Andrew Zong and Wendy Wu.
Team 8 - Hungary
Pilots: József Helmich and Csaba Mészáros.
Team 9 - USA
Pilots: Alan Soule, Donald J Christian, Marilyn Merrick, Matt Gauss, Patrick Lukan, Sabina Spencer and Ren Xiaofeng.
Team 10 - Czech Republic
Pilots: Jiři Vlk and Tomas Vincent.
Team 11 - Italy
Pilots: Barone Federico Bianchi and Carolina Bianchi.
Team 12 - Switzerland II
Pilots: Beat Müller and Rudolf Zbinden.
Team 13 - Germany III
Pilots: Fabian Becker and Gordon Becker.
Team 14 - Austria
Pilots: Elisabeth Blum and Franz Blum.
Stay up to date with everything happening around the world at ELDURO. Follow live coverage of team routes and track every movement, statistic, and contribution made to the environment at the history making #rally4earth.
Click here to see the real time map
80edays Fan t-shirts
80edays #erally4earth has been a breaking boundaries mission proving that the EV technology is mature and ready to become a driver’s first choice with its eco-sustainable outlook and infrastructure. The rally organizers, ambassadors and partners joined hands in a bid to offset the greenhouse impact generated from the event. The cooperation on a carbon-offset reforestation project with myclimate, the 80edays official eco-partner, highlighted the critical social issues that are emerging as a result of increased pollution and rapid deforestation.
Make your personal contribution to join us in our effort. Eco Partner myclimate will plant a tree in Nicaragua for each 80edays fan t-shirt you buy.
80edays tree world
We are convinced that both technologies and society are finally ready to make a big conscious step towards sustainable future.
As a symbol of environment friendly transportation and sustainability an 80edays tree is planted in crossed countries, invoking to preserve our home planet for our children, for generations to come.
EV pilgrims can use the great opportunity to follow our route and hopefully the way!
- Barcelona, Spanien- 13/09/2016- Die 80edays MIT ELEKTROFAHRZEUGEN EIN MAL UM DIE WELT RALLY STELLT EINEN NEUEN WELTREKORD AUF
- Barcelona, Spain- 12/09/2016 – 80edays – Around the World Electric Vehicle Rally sets up a New World Record
- Los Angeles, California, USA- 13/07/2016 – The 80edays Electric Vehicle Rally closes the North American Stage
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada- 22/06/2016 – 80edays Electric Vehicle Rally leaves Halifax after warm reception by Elcora Advanced Materials. First North American stop on the EV challenge route
- Lisbon, Portugal- 20/06/2016- Around-the-World Electric Vehicle rally set off from Barcelona arrived in Lisbon