Electric Marathon is an intellectual rally. It is not about the speed, but the accuracy of the arrival time to the finish point. The so-called zero car is the first to go and it sets the etalon time. The winner is the participant whose time is closer to the etalon one. Concerning the fact that the participants will move on the public roads of Europe, they have to stick to all the traffic rules.
Electric Marathon is the revival of the important historic event – Rally Tallinn-Monte Carlo that was held between 1930 and 1939. After several years this beautiful and exciting rally tradition, unfortunately, had to stop.
In 2011 the historic tradition of the European rally was revived but in the modern interpretation – now the competitors are driving electric cars only. The start to the first modern rally named Electric Marathon was given by His Serene Highness Prince of Monaco Albert II during his official visit to Tallinn. Now the marathon is a regular event, almost every year the start city and the route are changed, but the finish point remains the same – the main square of Monte Carlo.
While Prince Albert II is the patron of the rally, the revived event is organised by the President of Electric Marathon Juri Tamm, the Honorary Consul of Monaco in Estonia, and Vice-President of Electric Marathon Andriy Bilyy, CEO Electric Marathon International.