First time in its 37-year history that Dakar will see a zero-emission competitor.
ACCIONA , a Spanish energy company, is preparing to compete with the ACCIONA 100 Percent EcoPowered, the first electric car powered exclusively by clean energy. It is up for the challenge of the toughest competition in the world: the Dakar Rally.
With this electric car, ACCIONA completes its trilogy of 100 Percent EcoPowered vehicles that began in 2011 with its sled that reached the South Pole propelled only by a system of kites and continued its march forward in 2012 by participating in the Vendeé Globe, on board a sailboat that completed a solo, non-stop, round the world trip, without using a drop of fossil fuel.
ACCIONA 100 Percent EcoPowered is yet another demonstration of ACCIONA's commitment to the development of renewable energies and its reliability in even the most extreme conditions.
It will be the first time in its 37-year history that Dakar will be tackled by a 100 percent electric car. Dakar is considered the toughest test in the world for a car, with a distance of over 9,000 km and where the average consumption expenditure per participant is 2,250 litres of fuel. The ACCIONA 100 Percent EcoPowered will not emit a single CO2 particle. Drivers are Albert Bosch and Agustín Payá.
The race takes place between the 4th and 17th of January in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, where ACCIONA is present with Energy and Infrastructure, and Water divisions.