The goal of the WAVE Trophy is to support the expansion of electric mobility. To that end, every vehicle entered must be powered only by renewable energy sources. That applies to the vehicles used by the organizers and event staff as well. The rules explicitly require that not one ounce of fossil fuel can be used during the event. This year’s WAVE Trophy event has attracted interest from several major car manufacturers and three universities. There will also be a number of riders on electric bicycles this year. The annual event was founded in 2011 by Louis Palmer, holder of the UN Environmental Program “Champion of the Earth Award” for driving two times around the world in solar powered vehicles.