The Fifth Anniversary Electric Marathon 2016 Lviv – Monte Carlo, the most significant electric event of the year, finished on Friday, the 3rd of June. It is the second time when one of the largest transeuropean electric rallies started in Ukraine.
Traditionally, the official ceremony took place at the Palace Square of Monaco, in front of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s palace.
During two weeks 5 teams covered a distance of over 3,000 kilometres across 10 countries, visited 23 cities and towns, and were welcomed by mayors and official municipal delegations. The total number of vehicles which joined the rally on different stages come to 52.
The company Electric Marathon International is the organiser of annual electric rally, while the corporation Burisma and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are the general partners of the event.
The main mission of the Marathon is the popularisation of eco-friendly vehicles in Ukraine and European Union, using of renewable energy sources and the development of infrastructure necessary for the exploitation of the electric cars.
The winner of the Marathon is the crew SÄRTSUAUTO from Estonia with Tesla Model S. Second place goes to the Swedish crew of Mikael Nordanaker with Tesla Model S, Czech crew GREEN VICTORY with Tesla Model S finished third. In nomination “Plug-In Hybrid” won Ukrainian team BURISMA.
The winners were welcomed and awarded by His Serene Highness Prince of Monaco Albert II personally. Grand Prix was awarded by Mykola Zlochevskyy, President of Burisma group of companies, 2nd prize – by Oleh Strelnikov, director of H-Club, 1st prize in nomination “Plug-In Hybrid” – Alexander Kwasniewski, President of Poland, 1995-2005
Among the participants of the rally there were electric cars, plug-in hybrids, electric bicycles, electric bikes and even an electric bus.
“Electric Marathon 2016 is another step towards international cooperation in the field of electric transport implementation, – Andriy Bilyy, CEO Electric Marathon International. – I am happy that our country makes that step together with the whole European community.”
“We live in an unusual time, when future actually becomes present, – believes Juri Tamm, President of Electric Marathon, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Estonia. – Ten years ago electric cars were a fantasy, five years ago – something exquisite, nowadays electric vehicles conquer their ways throughout Europe. The event that we launched will definitely continue, and I am sure that our Marathon will only become even more popular”.
“The basic principles of our company were and still are the principles of environmental safety, – said Mykola Zlochevskyy, President of Burisma group of companies. – Therefore we became the general partner of Electric Marathon 2016 Lviv – Monte Carlo in close cooperation with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Electric Marathon International company. This Marathon is the brightest electric event of the year, as well as the proof of the necessity to join public, business and governmental efforts for the development of new generation of transport and renewable energy sources. Together we make the era of alternative energy closer”.
In the course of the Marathon in many European cities the organisers presented the prototype of the first electric cars fully designed and assembled in Ukraine – Synchronous. This unusual electric car is destined to become an exclusive taxi or a tourist shuttle at European resorts, such as Monaco, for instance. The Ukrainian prototype raised interest and gained attention from the European public.