Around the world in 80 days race for zero emission electric cars

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Around the world in 80 days for zero emission electric

Zero Race Tour and first man to circumnavigate the globe in a car, Louis Palmer

technological innovations of the 19th opened up the possibility of rapid of the globe and inspired Jules to pen his famous novel, Around the in Eighty Days . Louis is hoping a race to circumnavigate the in 80 days in zero emission, powered cars will public interest and inspire new of thinking about mobility, and renewable energy solutions.

the starting flag drops on 15, 2010 in Geneva, contestants in the Race will set off eastwards on a that will take a total distance of around km (18,641 miles) through 20 with stops in around 150 cities along the way. includes a visit to the United World Climate Change in Cancun at the end of November. The organizers the event to be completed in 80 days, maritime crossings, finishing up in in January 2011.

Eligibility criteria

As the Zero is all about sustainable mobility and competing vehicles mustn’t be driven by an electric motor, the teams must also their own electricity using sources such as solar, wave and/or geothermal. electricity must be then fed the grid system in the home of each team, so that the Zero Race, the equivalent can be to power the vehicles on their journey.

To be eligible for entry, competing must be able to drive at 240 km (149 miles) at an average of at least 80 km/h (50 mph) and be to reach a maximum distance of 450 km miles) per day. The vehicles also recharge in less four hours and carry at one passenger. Fully electric will also be eligible to so long as they are able to a distance of at least 120 km (75 miles) on one charge.

Winning isn’t

Instead if the first past the being named the winner of the Race, entrants will be judged according to a variety of criteria by experts in renewable and sustainable transport and mobility, the general public will input on design popularity.

These criteria include:

— based on vehicle assessed by the number of breakdowns or needed during the Zero

Power and Speed — on acceleration and range capacity to the Zero Race track by a panel of race car drivers)

efficiency — based on by vehicle manufacturers and various experts

Affordability of the vehicle for the public

Safety — on evaluations by transport engineers

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Popularity — based on polls by spectators and the general along the way

The organizers say that will be a prize-giving event for one of criteria in a major city on continent – although just how is accomplished should be interesting that the route bypasses Australia and Antarctica (and America if that’s your of continental model). Anyway, will be a winner for each and one overall Zero Race following the completion of the entire the world journey.

Around the world in 17 months

The Race is the brainchild of Louis the first man to circumnavigate the planet in a powered vehicle. known as the At 17 months his 52,000km (32,000 2008 trip took a longer than the 80 days he the Zero race entrants to Palmer estimated his trip in the reached the attention of 770 million worldwide and, in his position as Director he hopes the Zero will bring an awareness of solutions to global environmental to an even wider audience.

People will be able to up to date with all the action of the via an official daily blog will also highlight environmental projects along the Race route. Each team will also its own blog throughout the race.


At the moment there are teams entered in the Zero including a converted VW Beetle Canada, a three-wheeler from under and an electric motorbike Switzerland. In the weeks leading up to the of the race we’ll take a look at some of the entrants to take out the inaugural title.

wishing to throw their hat in the ring can still contact the Race organizing team at the Race website — includes you, Phileas

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