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EV Rally

EVOLVING… FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE!

After the EV Rally arrived in Cardiff in July ‘23, we formed the largest moving showcase of EVs ever assembled in the UK. Setting off from the iconic Cardiff Barrage, the Teams made their way across the structure in a procession consisting of electric cars, to vans and even 19 and 27 tonne electric trucks.

With representation from the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council attendance, it was quickly agreed that the Rally concept would return in ‘24, allowing us to build on the success of the main event. 

13 November will see Teams assemble in Cardiff, before setting off on a 2-day, 550-mile event. We finish Day 1 across the Menai Strait, on Anglesey, having completed 284 all-electric miles. Day 2 sees the teams carry on, across the north coast, heading east, before a right turn takes us to Wrexham.

We then head south, through Welshpool, into the Brecon Beacons National Park, before passing through Pontypool and Newport and then finishing back in Cardiff, back where it all began.

Assisting the organisers will be Event Logistics Partner, Maxus, whose award-winning electric vans will be used to deploy event branding, flags and Checkpoint materials and staff. They will also use the Rally, as ‘Team Maxus’ to showcase their new to market E-Deliver 7 mid-size electric commercial vehicle, as well as GREENFLEET Vehicle of the Year for 2023 – the all-electric T90 Pick-Up.

Following the Teams will be our ‘Roadside Assistance Partner’, The AA & AA Ireland , whose ‘yellow comfort blanket’ will be warmed and ready should any of the Teams have any issues.

To assist with ensuring drivers actually make the best use of their batteries, we have our ‘Driver Training Partner’, Drivetech . They will address the teams and post across our Team channel, offering eco-driving tips, sprinkled with driver safety information, ensuring ‘range anxiety’ is merely a myth, and not a reality.

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Helping the transition to electric vehicles…

The route has been chosen to take teams far and wide, taking in areas with charging-a-plenty, as well as others where the infrastructure is not so readily available. 

Incorporating some of the trickiest and most rural areas in the UK, taking on the iconic NC500 will be great… And at the same time, demonstrating how much the ‘Electric A9’ is helping Scottish fleets to electrify is equally as important.

Thanks to the social media power that comes from the EV Rally events, we will be able to highlight where government and local authorities need to focus their attention, if e-mobility is to become ‘the norm’.

Here’s what we have in store for those taking part, and those following progress online…

DAY 1

Start: Cardiff

Checkpoint 1: Swansea

Checkpoint 2: Carmarthen

Checkpoint 3: Milford Haven

Checkpoint 4: Aberystwyth

Checkpoint 5: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Finish: Anglesey (Overnight – 284 miles completed)

 

DAY 2

Start: Anglesey

Checkpoint 1: Wrexham

Checkpoint 2: Welshpool

Checkpoint 3: Brecon

Checkpoint 4: Pontypool

Checkpoint 5: Newport

Finish: Cardiff (257 miles completed)

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CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2023 EV RALLY: CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE

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HIGHLIGHTS - DAY 5