Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia successfully combined "e-mobility and tourism" for the 11th time

Croatia as an "e-mobility friendly" tourist destination.

Author  HrTurizam.hr

11. June 2024.

This year's 11th edition of the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world "Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2024" ended on June 01.06.2024, XNUMX. with a ceremonial award  award and announcement winner in Šibenik.

This year's route, 1.050 km long, passed through 6 counties, 5 National Parks and 14 cities, and participants from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands had the opportunity to enjoy the best that Croatia has to offer.  Croatian panoramic roads, beautiful landscapes and hidden beauties that we visited on this year's route  with good food and entertainment, they did not leave anyone indifferent, and many already announced their arrival on the last day of the rally.

The natural beauty of Krka National Park and the Smiljan of our Nikola Tesla always delight the participants who return year after year. 

The rally has traditionally started in Istria, with the participant accreditation ceremony in Rovinj on May 27.05.2024, XNUMX. which gathered a lot of fellow citizens and tourists, and participants from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands even danced to Rim Tagi Dim and had a great time.

Visitors could see numerous e-vehicles, and with the DJ and hostesses, the atmosphere even carried away visitors from ships docking.

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After the official start and entertainment program, the participants from Rovinj headed to the sports airport in Vrsar, "Aero-klub Vrsar", where electric horses competed in  "drag race" races, and the most exciting was the one between two Tesla Model S Plaids that reached a speed of 0-100 km/h in less than 2 seconds. After the sports competition, the day continued with the enjoyment of wine/gastro delicacies and a tour of cultural sights such as Kažuna Park, Brtonigla and Buje.

On the third day, the participants set off south, driving along the highway along the sea with stops in Senj and Zadar, and in Dugopolje they were "taken over" by the police and escorted to the ferry port where they boarded Jadrolinija's ferry to the island of Brač, which also served as a base for visiting the island of Hvar and the Pakleni islands.  

The rich cultural heritage of the city of Zadar  like the church of St. Donata, the walk along Kalelarga to Pet Bunar and the Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun are just some of the sights that delight participants every year.

On Brač, the participants visited Vidova Gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic, the monastery in the Blace desert, the stone museum in Pučišća and the oil museum, and they also tasted the famous Brač lamb. A special pleasure was a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands and a visit to the town of Hvar, where they visited the Fortica Fortress, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hvar Lodge.

In the last stage of the rally, after disembarking from the ferry, the vehicles were left on display at St.Peter's Quay in Split, and the participants toured the city starting from Split's Riva via Marmontova, the statue of Grugur Ninski, where they made a wish by taking his big toe. At the entrance to Diocletian's Palace, they were greeted by gladiators and many had fun pretending to fight, before entering through the Golden Gate, we went on a tour of St. Duja's Cathedral, Perisitila and the Vestibule, and we exited at the Silver Gate while returning to the vehicles.

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An unavoidable stopping point this year was Trogir, where they walked along the promenade along the sea all the way to St. Lawrence Cathedral, Ćipiko Palace and Kaštel Kamerlengo Fortress. 

For the festive finale this year, we chose the city of Šibenik, where the vehicles were exhibited on the Riva, while the participants toured the old center and cultural landmarks such as the Cathedral of St. James and the Four Wells, she pointed out. Tina Kolovrat the director of EVA BLUE doo, which is also the organizer of this unique rally, added:

"This unique "electric" adventure, which successfully combines "e-mobility and tourism" for the eleventh year in a row, has become a recognizable brand throughout Europe and the world, and promotes Croatia as an "e-mobility friendly" tourist destination.  It has been recognized as such by Croatian institutions such as HTZ, FZOEU and numerous local tourist boards such as TZ Rovinj, and we are especially glad that Hrvatska Pošta joined us this year, which has the largest green fleet in Croatia more than 420 electric vehicles, and at the same time a network of charging stations for electric vehicles was developed, covering 115 cities with a total of 18 charging stations."

This year's meeting ended with the ceremonial announcement of the winners and the distribution of prizes during the festive dinner, and the winners will take back to their country not only a trophy but also wonderful memories for a lifetime.

The winners of the "Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2024" are: Elisa and Alexander Goldberg (Germany), Laurens and Karel Lissendorp (Netherlands) and Andreas and Birgitte Dobbertin (Germany).

Photo: Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2024

Author  HrTurizam.hr

11. June 2024.