Nissan LEAF powers marathon throughout Europe

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PARIS – Nissan is partnering with the Electrical Marathon by offering a 100% electrical Nissan LEAF to every of the six college groups rallying from Tallinn, Estonia, to Monte Carlo. Within the 2018 version, the Nissan LEAF is the one mass-market electrical car to compete in its personal class.

The format of the marathon has modified in comparison with the previous couple of years.

“This 12 months, competitions are held in two classes – between universities from six completely different international locations which all use equivalent new Nissan LEAF 40 kWh, and within the so-called ‘open’ class with a vast variety of several types of electrical autos,” mentioned Jüri Tamm, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco and head of the organizing committee. “All EV drivers are welcome to take part. It’s attainable to take part in your entire marathon, or in every stage individually, and the winners shall be awarded with diplomas and medals. The aim of the marathon is to help environment-friendly transport. The celebratory end and award ceremony shall be held on the sq. in entrance of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco on September 29.”

The Electrical Marathon 2018 began on September 18 in Tallinn, Estonia, after a prologue in Helsinki, Finland on the 17th.The Electrical Marathon will cross by 10 international locations with stops in 37 cities, and it’ll finish on September 29 in Monaco. For the primary time, it can observe the route of the Tallinn-Monte Carlo Rally held within the 1930s.

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Patronized by Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Electrical Marathon 2018 kicked off in Tallinn in entrance of the Estonian Nationwide Opera. This system paid tribute to the historic rally from the 30s and all Estonian electrical automotive homeowners had been welcome to take part on the Tallinn-Pärnu stage. Round 40 electrical autos lined up on the beginning lineup.

“The brand new LEAF is our icon of Nissan Clever Mobility and an vital step in direction of Nissan’s imaginative and prescient to ship sustainable mobility for all,” mentioned Gareth Dunsmore, Electrical Automobile Director, Nissan Europe. “Seeing our 100% electrical Nissan LEAF beginning such a marathon is a real testomony of how versatile this automotive might be.”

New additions to the competitors embody the prologue in Helsinki and the stage in Kaliningrad, and the interim end of the competitors additionally has an vital function in this system of the Hamburg Local weather Week.

“We’re planning to make interim finishes by the European Court docket of Auditors in Luxembourg and go to numerous universities in Poland and France,” mentioned Tamm. “In cooperation with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra and the 25th anniversary pageant of the Usedom Music Competition, a culture-friendly interim end of the electrical marathon rally shall be held in Peenemünde in entrance of the Historic Technical Museum.”

 

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Contact

Steve McLennan
Basic Supervisor – Shopper Communications
Steve.McLennan@nissan.co.uk

Xavier Audoin
Part Supervisor – Shopper Communications
XAudoin@nissan-europe.com

 

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