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Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2024!

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2024!

The most beautiful and quietest rally traditionally launches in Istria, May 26th till June 1st from the medieval town of Rovinj, before the participants drive around the hilly hinterland of Istria, experiencing oil and wine tasting and lunch overlooking the vineyards.

Rally is held since 2014. With international participants from all over Europe and even USA and Canada.

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Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023. – 10 days for 10y anniversary!

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023. – 10 days for 10y anniversary!

The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a 10 Day event! It started May 19th in town of Rovinj, and followed with a drive in the inland of Istria, experiencing oil and wine tasting and lunch overlooking the vineyards.

On 2nd Race Day the participants tested their skills on a private airport strip in Vrsar and then followed the visit to artist hill town of Groznjan, charming city of Vodnjan and Buzet. The next day rally continued along the dramatic Dalmatian coastline stopping in the charming city Crikvenica. all the way to.

Route lead all the way across the brand new bridge to Pelješac island, visiting the stunning sinkholes called Blue Lake and Red Lake on the way back. On the 5th day of the rally takes the drivers north
again, visiting Split and to yet another UNESCO World Heritage: the fortified island town of Trogir.

The Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia is about racing, it’s about relaxing, enjoying and exploring Croatia’s cultural heritage and natural beauty. The “must visit” place was also the MC Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, a small village where Nikola Tesla was born. Participants which 95% of them are the first time visiting Croatia, were amazed by natural beauty, panoramic roads and local delicacies.

On the day 7. participants tested their driving skills one more time at Višnjik Sports Centre in Zadar with a “Skill Exam” before returning to Zadar for a visit to the old town and showcasing their cars at the waterfront promenade near the solar panel & light art installation “Greeting to the Sun”. The final days was reserved for a visit to Krka National Park where the participants went on a boat tour to the waterfalls and stopped on a small Island Visovac where the Monastery Krka is hidden. The last stretch of the rally is only 40 km and ended in Šibenik, the cradle of Croatian culture.

At the iconic St. John’s Fortress, that towers above the UNESCO World Heritage town and offers stunning views of the Dalmatian seascape, the official award ceremony was held and the winner of Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023 were awarded and celebrated.

Nikola Tesla EV Croatia is a luxury e-tour and with its unique and innovative concept combines e-mobility, ecology and green tech that offers its participants the best of Croatia cultural heritage, natural beauty and wine/gastro experience while promoting Croatia as “e-mobility friendly” tourist destination. Event is supported by HTZ (Croatian Tourist Board), FZOEU (Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund), local municipalities and tourist boards such as TZ Šibenik, TZ Zadar, TZ Vodnjan, TZ Grožnjan, city of Crikvenica and others.

WINNERS 2023.:
1st Place: Dinko Samardžić (Croatia)
2nd Place: John Elvins (UK)
3rd Place: Michael Schmid (Switzerland)

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023. – 10 days relija for 10 year anniversary!

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023. – 10 days relija for 10 year anniversary!

This year we are celebrating 10th year, 19-28.05.2023. and we have the best program yet! Rally traditionally launches May 19th from the harbor front of the medieval town of Rovinj, probably the prettiest of the Istrian seaside villages, before the contestants drive around the hilly hinterland of Istria, experiencing oil and wine tasting and lunch overlooking the vineyards.

On 2nd Race Day the drivers can really test their skills and the potential of their electric cars on a private airport strip in Vrsar before hitting the roads of central Istria. From the artist hill town of Groznjan to the true capital of Buzet, the roads meander through a Tuscan-looking landscape with fortified hilltowns peaking down to the quiet cars in the rally. The evenings are spent in a 5 star hotel and the participants are treated to local delicacies. It’s time to test the range of the different electric vehicles.

Although the event is called Nikola Tesla EV Rally, it’s not reserved exclusively for Tesla cars, the rally is named after one of the biggest genius, Nikola Tesla who was born in Croatia, Smiljan and everyone with an EV can participate and test their vehicle along “The Green Electric Highway” that provides charging stations along the way at important and interesting locations. After a whole day of the driving, the racing day ends in a 5-star hotel just outside the UNESCO World Heritage city of Split. On our way down South on the coastline we will stop in charming city Crikvenica.
The next day continues along the dramatic Dalmatian coastline, across the brand new bridge to Pelješac island and around the island, visiting the stunning sinkholes called Blue Lake and Red Lake. Back on the mainland, the 5th day of the rally takes the drivers north again, to yet another UNESCO World Heritage: the fortified island town of Trogir, before the race day ends at a 5-star Spa Hotel in Zadar.

The Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia is not all about racing, it’s also about relaxing and enjoying the luxuriance of Croatia’s culture and nature. Race Day no. 6 is Relax Day, where the drivers (and cars) can fuel up on energy by the beach or visit the nautical paradise of Kornati National Park by boat.

The next day drivers will have to test their cars – and own driving skills – to the limit at Višnjik Sports Centre in Zadar with a “Skill Exam” before returning to Zadar for a visit to the old town. The competitors will be showcasing their cars at the waterfront promenade near the solar panel & light art installation poetically dubbed “Greeting to the Sun”.

On last Race Day the rally continues to Krka National Park. Here, a boat takes the participants on a tour with its many natural waterfalls. The last stretch of the rally is only 40 kilometres and ends in Šibenik; the cradle of Croatian culture. At the iconic St. John’s Fortress, that towers above the UNESCO World Heritage town and offers commanding views of the Dalmatian seascape, the official award ceremony is held. The winner of Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2023 will be awarded and celebrated, but all the participants bring home the most important trophy: memories for a lifetime.

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022.

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022.

The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world finished on Saturday, 11th of June 2022. in Zadar on the location with “The most beautiful sunset in the World” as Alfred Hitchcock once said.

The 9th edition of international “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022” traditionally started in Istria, this year in city of Rovinj where the official accreditation ceremony hosted by Mayor of Rovinj, mr. Marko Paliaga took place and next 7 day international participants from Europe and all over the world spent driving on panoramic roads on the 888 km long route through amazing landscapes and national parks visiting 12 cities.

Luxury e-tour with its unique and innovative concept combines e-mobility, ecology and green tech that offers its participants the best of Croatia’s cultural heritage, natural beauty and wine/gastro experience with plenty of attractions on the route officially called the “Green electric Highway” that offers charging stations that are, in cooperation with partners, set on the most significant locations.

Fun and adrenaline was guaranteed with sport program on 2 locations, Vrsar airport track – Aero Klub Vrsar and in the center of the city in Zadar, “skill exam” at “Višnjik Sport Center” and the award ceremony hosted by the Mayor of city of Zadar, dr.Branko Dukić took place by the sea on one of a kind solar panel installation “Greeting to Sun”. Winners were awarded trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place and local products from Croatia.

Rally is supported by HTZ (Croatian Tourist Board) and other government institutions, local municipalities and local tourist boards as it is a great opportunity to brand Croatia as “e-mobility friendly” destination through this unique e-mobility tour.

We are the only rally in the world that leaves infrastructure for e-vehicles behind and this year we will donate 2 more charging stations on the route.

2022. Route: Rovinj, Svetvinčenat, Sv.Lovreč, Tinjan, Vrsar, Tar, Buzet, Grožnjan, Labin, Opatija, NP Paklenica, Šibenik, NP Krka, Zadar.

WINNERS:

1. Dejan Stanković – Germany
2. Franz Maier – Germany
3. Manuel Strohmeier – Austria

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022.

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022.

The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world is being held again 05 – 11.06.2022. This is the 9th edition of international “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2022” which
traditionally starts in Istria over Kvarner, Šibenik and will finish in Zadar.

Seven days of driving on panoramic roads on the 850 km long route through amazing landscapes and national parks with plenty of attractions on the route officially called the “Green electric highway” that offers charging stations that are, in cooperation with partners, set on the most significant locations.

Luxury e-tour with its unique and innovative concept combines e-mobility, ecology and green tech that offers its participants the best of Croatia cultural heritage, natural beauty and wine/gastro experience.

Fun and adrenaline is guaranteed with sport program on 2 locations, Vrsar airport track and in the center of the city in Zadar, “skill exam” at “Višnjik Sport Center” where the award ceremony will be held for the first time since 2014.

The rally attracts international participants each year, mostly from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, even USA and Canada and it’s supported by HTZ (Croatian Tourist Board) as it is a great opportunity to brand Croatia as “e-mobility friendly” destination through this unique e-luxury tour.

We are the only rally in the world that leaves infrastructure for e-vehicles behind and this
year we will donate 2 more charging stations on the route.

Route: 05-11.06.2022.

05.06. START Rovinj
06.06. Rovinj (Riva – Obala Maršala Tita) – PROGRAM:
– 11.00 gathering/arrival of vehicles
– 11.30 – 12.00 h official start announcement by Mayor of Rovinj, Mr. Marko Paliaga
07-08.06. Rovinj – Vrsar – Svetvinčenat – Kringa- Tinjan – Pazin – Lupoglav – Hum – Opatija – Zadar
09.06. Šibenik – PROGRAM:
– 13.30 . 16.30 h exhibition of vehicles on Riva (Obala dr.Franje Tuđmana)
10.06. Zadar – PROGRAM: Parking of Višnjik Sport Center (open for public, visitors are welcome)
– 11.00 h gathering
– 11.15 – 13.30 h „Speed skill exam“
– 13.45 h Award ceremony
11.06. FINISH Zadar

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2021

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2021

The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world finished with a spectacular race on 30th of May 2021. in Zagreb. 8th edition of international “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2021” started in Istria over Kvarner to Zadar County and through inlands finished in Zagreb.

Eight days of driving on panoramic roads on the 850 km long route through amazing landscapes and national parks with plenty of attractions on the route officially called “Green electric route”. The highlight of 8 years of rally was gathering of our winners from previous years on 24th of October 2021. In Istria. Luxury e-tour with its unique and innovative concept combines e-mobility, ecology and green tech that offers its participants the best of Croatia cultural heritage, natural beauty and wine/gastro experience.

Fun and adrenaline was guaranteed with sport activities on 2 locations, classic “drag race” on Vrsar airport track and in the center of the city in Zagreb. On the route participants were relaxing in luxury 5***** hotels and enjoying sun, sea and other amenities in VIP style.

The rally attracts a truly international field each year mostly from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium even SAD and Canada and we are proud to continue to promote the best Croatia has to offer in tourism supported with our partners such as HTZ (Croatian Tourist Board), FZOEU (Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency), local communities and private partners, British Embassy Zagreb.

Winners 2021.;

1.PLACE: Franz Maier – Germany
2.PLACE: Manuel Strohmeier – Austria
3.PLACE: Elisa (Alexander) Goldberg – Germany

PR Event Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia May 2021.

PR Event Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia May 2021.

At the press conference 13th of May 2021. At hotel Esplanade Zagreb we presented the 8th “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2021”. Another edition of the project has been officially announced which year to year encourages cooperation between the local community, related institutions and tourist boards with aim to promote e-mobility, ecology, renewable energy sources, sustainable development and natural beauty of Croatia.

Previous to the announcement of the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world which is being held 8th year in a row, 23-30th May 2021. And 20-24th October 2021. a short panel discussion was held on e-mobility, sustainable development and “green tech” with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, h. e. Mr. Andrew Stuart Dalgleish and Head of the Energy efficiency and e-mobility sector, Mr. Mladen Ilijević moderated by Rally Organizer, Mr. Igor Kolovrat. Mr. Ilijević also announced the upcoming incentives of the Fund for the purchase of e-vehicles for citizens and companies.

The guests were welcomed by the representative of the City of Zagreb, Head of the City Office for Spots and Youth, Mr. Milan Pavelić saying that the City of Zagreb is proud to be a part of the project promoting e-mobility and reducing CO2 emissions and noise in the city center since 2014. Emphasizing that “we have the responsibility to our fellow citizens and especially the future generations yet to come to provide more quality life”.

It was interesting to hear about UK preparations for this year largest conference on climate change, COP 26 in Glasgow and their plan to implement the green transition to e-vehicles. All of this is a part of British Government's plan to transfer completely to use of renewable energy sources in 10year period.

“Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia” is a unique project that combines e-mobility and tourism creating a new “niche” in the premium tourist offer and this year passing through 6 counties, 10 cities and 5 national parks. We have also prepared a dose of adrenaline with sports activities and top wine/gastro experience on each stop location. We have also provided a charging points along the route.

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2020 – announcement

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2020 – announcement

The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world is being held again 07-14.06.2020. 7th edition of international “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2020” starts in Istria over Kvarner to Zadar County and through inlands finish in Zagreb.

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Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019

“Nikola Tesla EV Rally in Croatia 2019”, officially the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world ended with a spectacular race 19.05.2019. in Zagreb.

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Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019 announcement

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019 announcement

Welcome to the Nikola Tesla EV Rally in Croatia, officially the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world.

It is an event in his homeland that would have made Nikola Tesla proud. An event whose past participants have included the mother of Mr Modern Day Tesla, Maye Musk, the new king of electric supercars, Mate Rimac. An event which takes place in a country of staggering natural beauty, 10% of which is given over to national and nature parks.

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