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