2016 E-Rally Dominated By Tesla Model S, Raises 34,700 Euro To Combat Climate Change

JUN 10 2016 BY MARK KANE 5

94 Model S cars race at E-rally in the Netherlands

94 Model S cars race at E-rally in the Netherlands

A total of 94 Tesla Model S sedans gathered for this year’s edition (and third overall) of the E-rally in the Netherlands.

Due to the requirement of a 250 km (155 miles) range, this year’s rally was limited to only Model S entrants.

Notably, Tesla itself has become one of the main sponsors for the E-rally, and brought a Model X with them to show off to participants and onlookers..

As a special bonus, the 2016 E-rally also raised €34,700 for projects in Morocco to combat climate change.

“The start/finish line was in the city of Zwolle – where one of Tesla’s Superchargers is located – and stretched on a touristic route all the way to Tesa’s Store & Service in Amsterdam-Zuidoost. The race consisted of multiple courses and a performance challenge.

The participants were greeted at the Tesla Store with goodiebags where a Model X in shade of blue was on display on arrival. The organization managed to collect 34,700 Euro worth of donations for Justdiggit where they will be invested in projects in Morocco to combat climate change. The 2015 edition had 225 electric vehicles driving a total of 42.800 km and emitting 0.0 g/km of CO2.”

Source: Tesla Updates

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5 Comments on "2016 E-Rally Dominated By Tesla Model S, Raises 34,700 Euro To Combat Climate Change"

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acevolt

I wonder why less than half participated this year compared to last year?

ffbj

The 2015 version had many other types of evs. This year only the Model S is capable of meeting the required range.
(I suppose Model X could too, though they’re probably have not been delivered there yet, is my guess).
At least that is my reading and explanation of why there were fewer vehicles participating this year.

Man in Crowd: (Watching the Hanging).
“I’ll give 10 bob for that rope.”
Captain Kidd: (On the Gallows).
“You can ‘ave it for free, if ya’ take it right now.”

Big Solar

I think there was a Rimac there too ?

David Stone

Are you asking whether you think that there was a Rimac there too 🙂

I would think there would have been a few Roadsters also. Their range is also over 250 km.

ffbj

There was at least 1 roadster. If you go to the source link there is a an orange roadster in that photo.