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.