Almost 60 vehicles started the race at Frederiksberg in Copenhagen and drove to Elsinore in the most climate friendly manner possible. After a ferry trip across the Oresund to Helsingborg in Sweden it was time for precision testing and ending up for the “Electric Car Day” at Sundstorget.
Sunday’s competition was a regularity rally – or time speed distance – from Helsingborg to Malmo with a well-deserved break in Borstahusen in Landskrona. The goal in Malmo was Stortorget in the middle of the city; and again there was a “Electric Car Day” to create awareness and share information to the general public about the possibilities of electric cars.
E-vehicles are GREAT
Britt Carlsson- Green, Strategist in Sustainable Transports from Region Skåne explains why it is important for Region Skåne to take part in the Oresund Electric Car Rally:
– For Region Skåne it was important to participate in the Electric Car Rally for several reasons. In general, the rally gives Region Skåne a possibility to learn more about electric cars’ advantages and disadvantages. However, specifically this year, it was a chance to promote the coming project, GREAT – Green Region with Alternative fuels for Transport – which Region Skåne is Lead Partner of. Britt Carlsson- Green will be the future Project Manager of the GREAT Project.
The EU Commission’s fund for connecting Europe, CEF – Connecting Europe Facility – has decided to support one of the most ambitious projects for alternative fuels ever in Europe. A lighthouse project, it has been called. The goal of the project is to build a reliable infrastructure for alternative fuels in the corridor from Hamburg all the way to Oslo in Norway and to Stockholm. In a cooperation between private and public partners, GREAT will build the infrastructure for electric chargers and tanks for liquid gas for heavy vehicles.