Published on April 23rd, 2014 | by James Ayre6
Nikola Tesla EV Rally Passing Through Tesla’s Birthplace In Smiljani, Croatia
April 23rd, 2014 by James Ayre
The Nikola Tesla EV Rally — the international electric car rally with the highest prize money fund in the world (as it’s being billed) — will visit the birthplace of the icon of electrical technology, Nikola Tesla, this year. This is the first year for the rally, which will go 530 miles. Tesla’s birthplace is of course the Croatian city of Smiljani.
The five-stage international car rally begins on May 27 in the tiny picturesque town of Rovinj, and finishes up on the 31st in Zagreb — along the way passing through the Plitvice Lakes National Park and much of the rest of Croatia.
The rally’s website provides more info:
It is our intention through the entire project and all its extensions to promote excellence by promoting awareness of environmental protection, energy conservation, sustainable development and innovation which will be attended by companies already present world wide, such as Doking company, and Rimac Concept One.
The goal of the rally is a joint cooperation and integration of partners, cities and tourist offices through which the rally will be the center of fun and meeting of all who live or work in that area. Our desire is to stimulate positive processes in the direction of joining the recent world events in which we will be an active participant and not just a bystander
The idea is that rally become a tradition, and through it to promote an electric vehicles and green technologies, renewable energy, ecology, excellence and natural beauty of the best local brands and businesses. It is our intention through the entire project and all its EXTENSIONS to promote excellence with participation of some of the companies and individuals who are allready among the best in hight tech and “green tech” world wide (Istrian astronomers Histrohod, Doking, Rimac …)
Fast-charging stations with tourism information are expected to debut along the course sometime this month.