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19 May

Benish GPS is a partner of International race of electric cars


One of the largest races on electric cars, Lviv – Monte Carlo Electric Marathon 2016, starts on May 22 at Rynok Square in Lviv and finishes on June 3 at Palace Square in Monaco.

Traditionally the European electric cars race takes place under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The main goal of the competition is to attract European community’s attention to the problem of protection of environment, to promote popularization of environmentally friendly cars among citizens of Ukraine and the EU as well as to contribute to creation of correspondent infrastructure.

On the day of start, the delegation of Monaco representatives headed by H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Minister Plenipotentiary of Monaco, will visit Lviv.

During 2 weeks the marathon participants will ride over 3000 kilometers, will visit 10 European countries and 23 cities: Lviv; Novoyarivsk (Ukraine); Zheshuv and Wieliczka (Poland); Ostrava and Brno (Czech Republic); Šamorín (Slovakia); Wiener Neustadt, Bad Schallerbach (Austria); Munich, Ulm, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Freiburg (Germany); Beckenried, Bellinzona (Switzerland); Milan, Parma, Larderello, Pisa, Bologna, Alassio (Italy); Menton (France); and, at last, Monte Carlo.

You can follow the participants during the entire route via Olympia Tracking mobile application. This opportunity is provided by the partner of the marathon – Benish GPS company.

The Electric Marathon is intellectual race, and not the fastest but the most accurate participant will become the winner. So called zero car will ride first to the finishing line and will set standard time. A team that will finish with the result the most close to standard time will win the Marathon. It should be noted that participants will use public European roads and will be obliged to follow all traffic rules. 

The Electric Marathon is one of the events that unite Europe. No wonder that both in 2015 and 2016 it starts in Ukraine – the country which has made conscious European choice and now is committed to stand for it. Citizens of different European countries will participate in the Marathon because protection of environment and transfer to environmentally friendly vehicles is the issue that all European community is faced with. Therefore I’m proud that citizens of our country help to solve it along with other people. The Electric Marathon is a friendly hand that will reach 3000 kilometers through all the Europe.

Andriy BILYY, СЕО Electric Marathon International

 His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco makes efforts to the environment problem and development of renewable energy sources. That is the reason why the Electric Marathon is being held under his patronage. The electric vehicle movement is developing rapidly in the European Union and in Ukraine, step by step cities are being cleaned off noise and car exhaust emissions, and I am proud if we contribute to this process.

Juri TAMM, President of Electric Marathon

This year the Marathon participants will drive both well-known and new, exotic for the Ukrainian market, models of electric and hybrid cars such as Tesla Мodel S, BMW i8, Fisker Karma, etc. Besides, vehicles that use alternative energy sources will participate in the race. Also owners of electric bicycles will join the participants at some stages.

During the entire route, a number of presentations of prototype of the first Ukrainian electric car Synchronous is planned to be organized. Synchronous is an exclusive tourist taxi which has been created specifically for European resort towns.

We invite you to the start ceremony that will begin at 11:00 at Rynok Square, Lviv, Ukraine.

Let’s show that the European future of electric vehicles starts in Ukraine.