Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Nikola Tesla EV Rally, the Quietest in the World, Is Over

June 2, 2021 - On May 23, the Nikola Tesla EV Rally started in Istria, and after eight days, ten cities, five national and natural parks and a lot of adrenaline, the quietest rally in the world concluded in Zagreb.

As reported by today, the race next to the National and University Library in Zagreb ended the eighth edition of the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world "Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2021".

The rally, which is a kind of tourist-technological promotion of Croatia, started on May 23 in Istria, and during eight days 1251 kilometers were driven on routes from Rovinj, Opatija through Zadar, Smiljan to Zagreb, the host city that has supported the project since 2014.

Teams from all over Europe cruised the panoramic roads through six counties, visited ten cities and five national parks, and nature parks. Participants enjoyed a dose of adrenaline through races at two locations and a superb eno-gastro experience at each stop location.


Nikola Tesla EV Rally Official Facebook (Photo: Dinko Samardzic)

"Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia" is a unique project that combines e-mobility and tourism, creating a new "niche" in the premium tourist offer. It promotes the use of electric vehicles, as well as the natural beauty of Croatia and green technology.

Gathered at all stopping locations, they could see various e-vehicles such as all Tesla models, Škoda Enyaq IV, WV ID-3, e-Twingo, Opel Mokka, e-Smart, and Jaguar I-Pace, a vehicle sponsored by the British Embassy in Zagreb, whose representatives actively participated in the rally by driving the section Zadar - MC Nikola Tesla - Plitvice - Zagreb.


Nikola Tesla EV Rally Official Facebook (Photo: Dinko Samardzic)

The end of the event was marked by a solemn ceremony of announcing the winners and handing over the trophies, which were presented to the winners by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andrew Stuart Dalgleish. The first three places were won by Franz Maier from Germany, Manuel Strohmeier from Austria, and Elisa (Alexander) Goldberg from Germany.

From year to year, with the support of partners such as the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency (EPEEF), this event promotes awareness of e-mobility, the importance of obtaining energy from renewable sources, and Croatia as an "e-mobility friendly" tourist destination. 97% of participants have never been to Croatia and the rally is actually their first contact with Croatia, after which almost everyone announced their return in private.

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Monday, 19 April 2021

Over 200 Reporters Arriving in Croatia to Cover World Rally Championship

ZAGREB, 19 April, 2021 - Everything is ready for the arrival of participants in the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which will take place in Croatia on 22-25 April, and the host expects more than 200 reporters and TV crews for this occasion.

A total of 69 teams are expected at the Croatia Rally route which will include local roads around Plešivica, Žumberak, and Karlovac and Krapina-Zagorje counties, while the initial special stage will be in Zagreb, the organisers said.

The event will be broadcast live to more than 150 countries worldwide.

The audience in Croatia can watch it on the national HRT broadcaster and the Arena Sport channel as well as on the WRC+ broadcaster.

A WRC service park has been set up on the Zagreb Fair (ZV) compound where about 1,200 people are involved in preparing the vehicles and drivers for the race.

The strict anti-epidemic protocols, developed in cooperation with the FIA 'Return to Motor Sport Guidelines', and the epidemiological rules imposed by Croatia's health authorities are being applied in the park and other venues of the race.

A total of 12 teams will compete in the strongest WRC category, and some of the stars are Sébastien Ogier, a French rally driver, Estonian Ott Tänak, Belgian Thierry Neuville and Finnish driver Kale Rovanperä.

The third round of the WRC rally features six Croatian drivers: Viliam Prodan, Martin Ravenščak, Krešimir Ravenščak, Ivica Siladić, Mateo Butorac and Željko Magličić.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

2017 EDITION NIKOLA TESLA EV RALLY - Quietest Rally Ever!

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