After 80 days and more than 27,000 kilometers driven by each team, the 11 participating 80edays teams arrived in Barcelona at the same spot where 80 days ago this magnificent rally around the world began.
This milestone in the automotive history led the teams to set a new world record as the previous record of 127 days, achieved by the ambassador of the event and Electromaps partner Rafael de Mestre in the first edition held in 2012. Only 80 days after the start this second edition closed under the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona.
ChargeHotels.com and Electromaps helped all participants to find different charging points where you can "refuel" the vehicles all the way along the globe over thousands of kilometers.
On arrival in Barcelona all participants showed clear signs of exhaustion after so many hours behind the wheel but once crossed the finish line and glimpse the new achieved record...
In the last years, especially with the unstoppable growth of Tesla, the electric vehicle has taken a big step forward. Thanks to manufacturers starting to believe seriously in this new type of alternative mobility the direction is very clear and the political instruments are pushing the industry immensly to get rid of gas cars as soon as possible. Electric and hybrid vehicles are already normal on the roads (in some countries more than others). There is still much work to be done like the extension of the range however, the increase of alternative vehicles also require an increased infrastructure dedicated for this technology and hotels play an important role in this game.
As the ranges are growing every year traveling with an electric vehicle will be even much easier in future implicating for long-range journeys. Seen this way the hotels already are and will be if future even more a strategic point for those who choose to travel with their vehicle and to make the travel convenient they should have a charging point for the vehicle batteries there. Thus the customer can be attracted and satisfied with a complete service that will allow him to have his vehicle fully recharged the next day. One socket attracts business for the hotel and helps electric mobility to grow.
Today there are already several hotels that have charging points (check our website) but there are still many who have not done this step.
Our aim is to convince them and to accelerate the change to the future of mobility for a triple win.
Hotel - Guest - Nature