For the first time, the antique GAZ-M 20 “Pobeda” built in the USSR which has been taking part in the race since 2011 was able to finish ahead of the competitors in the modern Tesla cars.
Jüri Tamm, head organizer of the competition: “I am happy that the Pan-European marathon rally has reached its final stages. 10 countries, 10 days, and 5000 km is a remarkable achievement. I am delighted to state that we had intermediate finishes in 29 cities this year where the cars could be charged and the teams reenergized thanks to our partners, so they were able to move on. We proved that good planning and preparation enables to drive an electric vehicle between European countries and cities with different levels on stationary charging infrastructures, although perhaps not always most conveniently. Many of the shortcomings highlighted by the participants in the Electric Marathon will certainly find solutions.”