Video: Catch a Glimpse of the World’s Most Spectacular EVs at Bertha Benz Challenge

4 years ago by Electric CarsTV 2

“In 1888, Bertha Benz embarked on the first automobile voyage in the history of mankind. Exactly 125 years later, launch the most innovative cars of our time by the IAA on a journey in the footsteps of the great German automobile pioneer.”

All of the World's Most Radical EVs Seemed to be On Hand at the Bertha Benz Challenge

All of the World’s Most Radical EVs Seemed to be On Hand at the Bertha Benz Challenge

That’s the description that accompanies the video, but what’s this Bertha Benz Challenge?  It’s basically the German way of celebrating 125 years of motoring and the way it gets done today is by wheeling out some of the most innovative automobiles of our time.

Bertha Benz Challenge is seen as a global symbol of where the automobile world was back in 1888 and where it stands today.

Background info aside, what the video shows are the “pioneers of the new mobility.” 

More intriguing to us though is the collection of rare electrics seen and the sheer number of EVs that came out to participate.

The Challenge is only open to future-oriented vehicles with alternative drive systems, so you’re guaranteed to see nothing but the most advanced vehicles the world has to offer.

Check out the video and let us know which vehicles grab your attention.  Can anyone out there name them all?

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2 responses to "Video: Catch a Glimpse of the World’s Most Spectacular EVs at Bertha Benz Challenge"

  1. Warren says:

    Best one was the Twike. Still way more efficient than anything from the OEMs.

    1. Dan Frederiksen says:

      Poor aero though and couldn’t sell.
      They are all doing it wrong in one significant way or another. Has to be light weight, aerodynamic, fast and inexpensive. And that’s quite possible because the parameters synergize. Energy efficient means lower battery cost and easy to accelerate fast.
      The Roadster could weigh half, be faster and cost less than a quarter. And certainly not burn 100watt constantly when off!
      It’s ‘funny’ that such successful and relatively intelligent people can mess up so royally 🙂