One of the grand rallies of Europe, Electric Marathon 2016 Lviv – Monte Carlo, starts on 22 May at Ploshcha Rynok in Lviv and finishes at Palace Square in Monaco on 3 June.
Traditionally, this annual pan-European rally is conducted under the patronage of HSH Prince of Monaco Albert II. The main goal of the event is to attract attention of the European community to the environmental protection issues, to promote “green” vehicles among Ukrainians and Europeans, and to facilitate the development of the related infrastructure.
On start day, Lviv will welcome the official delegation from Monaco leaded by H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – Minister Plenipotentiart.
Another important partner of the Marathon is Burisma company that together with Electric Marathon International and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation conducts the international environmental forum Energy Security for Future.
During two weeks the participants of the Marathon will cover the distance of over 3,000 kilometres across 10 European countries and 23 cities and towns: Lviv, Novoyavorivsk (Ukraine); Rzeszow, Wieliczka (Poland); Ostrava, Brno (Czech Republic); Samorin (Slovakia); Weiner-Neustadt, Bad-Schallerbach (Austria); Munich, Ulm, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Freiburg (Germany); Beckenried, Bellinzona (Switzerland); Milano, Parma, Larderello, Pisa, Bologna, Alassio (Italy); Menton (France); and, finally, Monte Carlo (Monaco).
Electric Marathon is an intellectual rally. The winner is not the fastest participant, but the most accurate. The so-called “zero car” will cover the distance first and establish the ideal time. The crew that will show the closest time to the one of the zero car, will win the Marathon. It should be pointed out, that the participants will drive on the public roads and will have to follow all traffic rules.
HSH Prince of Monaco Albert II pays great attention to the problem of environmental protection and the development of renewable sources of energy. That’s why the Marathon is patronised by him. Electric car movement in Europe and Ukraine nowadays experiences intensive development, the cities and towns slowly get rid of noise and exhaustion gases – and I am proud if there is a part of ur job in it.
Juri Tamm, President of Electric Marathon
This marathon is not only the technical check of the electric vehicles’ opportunities. It is the start of the pan-European environmental movement aimed at promotion of renewable energy and creation of new policy of Europe’s energetic security. Burisma leads in this movement along with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. After passing the whole Europe, the Marathon will finish in Monte Carlo, where the international forum Energy Security for Future will gather politicians, experts and businesspeople who care about the future of Europe and satisfaction of its demand on “green” energy.
Vadym Pozharskiy, Advisor to the Board of Directors, Burisma
This year the participants of Electric Marathon will drive well-known and new, exotic models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: Tesla model S, BMW i8, Fisker Karma, etc. Besides, there will be separate participants with vehicles that use alternative energy sources. At certain stages they will be joined by the owners of electric bicycles.
Except for that, during the whole route of the Marathon there will be presentations of the first Ukrainian electric car Synchronous, an exclusive tourist taxi build specially for the European touristic cities.
We will be glad to see you at the start ceremony that will take place on Ploshcha Rynok, Lviv, at 11 AM.
Let’s show that electric future of Europe starts in Ukraine!