28 Dec '16, 5am

Acciona Electric Race Car Returns To Dakar Rally

Acciona Electric Race Car Returns To Dakar Rally

Spanish energy firm Acciona announced Monday that its electric car will return to the most difficult and grueling race for drivers and machines in all of motorsports — the Dakar Rally. For the third year in a row the electric off-roader, named “ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered,” will be the only zero-emission vehicle entered in the storied rally, which began as a Paris to Dakar, Senegal, race nearly 40 years ago. The rally moved to South America in 2009 because of security concerns about racing across North Africa. The 2017 Dakar Rally will be held Jan. 2-14, and will stretch 5,600 miles (nearly 9,000 km) across the desert and mountains of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Acciona said the purpose of the Dakar EV is to “reach an optimal balance between electric propulsion technology, powered entirely by batteries, and the unique characteristics of a racing car prepared for an extre...

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