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The first Electric Marathon became the symbolic restoration of the traditions of Star Race rally Tallinn – Monte Carlo, which took place between 1930 and 1939. The idea of the modern marathon race for cars in public roads belongs to two Olympians, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Monaco Honorary Consul of Estonia, Jüri Tamm. As a result, the rally was reborn in a new format and became the race for battery electric vehicles (BEV).

The first start of the Electric Marathon was given in 2011 in Tallinn by Prince of Monaco. 12 electric cars started from Tallinn and drow to Monte Carlo, to hold the first electric car race in the world. The participants crossed Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and finished in Monaco.

Electric Marathon 2012

In 2012 it also started in Tallinn, the route covered Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, and Monaco.

 

Outside of EU

In 2013 marathon took another city to focus and started from St. Petersburg, crossed Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Monaco.

We skipped the 2014

In 2015 the official ceremony of the start of the Electric Marathon took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. The route covered Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, and Monaco.

Lviv instead of Istanbul

In 2016 start was planned from Istanbul (Turkey), but with regard to the refugee crisis, Lviv became the start point of the rally. Why Lviv? In 1930 the city hosted its first ever “Lviv Triangle” auto rally. At the time, the course was rated as among the most complex and challenging in all Europe but this did nothing to deter enthusiasm for the event among Leopolitan auto racing fans and within a year the city’s embryonic racing scene had achieved international recognition. 2016 Electric marathon started from Lviv The route covered Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and rally finished in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Tallsinki - Tallinn/Helsinki

In 2018 the official ceremony of the start of the Electric Marathon took place again in Tallinn. The event official name was Tallsinki – Monte-Carlo Electric Marathon 2018 and began from Tallsinki (capitals of Finland and Estonia combined) and ended in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The marathon passed through Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Luxemburg, France and finish as usual in Monaco – through Europe from North to the South, from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The Event was held between September 17- 29th.

The 2019 rally has been rolled up in some ways, we’re starting from Monte Carlo. In reverse because usually, Monaco was our final country.

Electric Marathon 2019 Rally is dedicated to Andrei Nagel Platonovich (2 March 1877, St. Petersburg — 10 November 1956, Paris) — Russian car racer, journalist, publisher and editor of Sport, Avtomobil, Dvigatel, Aero, and Aero and Avtomobilnaya Zhizn. Therefore the Andrei Nagel Cup Electric Marathon.

The route is also quite longer than usual. It’s about 4700 km, Monte Carlo – Moscow – St. Petersburg. Going through 10 countries: Monaco > France > Italy > San Marino > Croatia > Hungary > Slovakia > Poland > Belarus > Russia.

ELMA Rally