Happening Now: e-miglia 2012 Rally

Begun on Monday in Munich, Germany and finishing tomorrow in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the 500-mile e-miglia 2012 featuring all-electric vehicles runs a mountainous course through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

The competition is more an exhibition than speedfest, and was open to anyone with an EV and valid drivers’ license. This year’s event includes a BMW Mini E, a Lampo3, a Mercedes E-Cell, a Nissan Leaf, a Peugeot iON, a Tesla Roadster, a Twike Active, a Zerotracer, and a Zero motorcycle.

The goal is to run the course with constancy and reliability, and the organizers are providing charging stations and power supply at designated charging points.

Just as the 2010 and 2011 events were, the course was not revealed until the day of the technical approval just before starting, and it was handed over to the participants via a roadbook.

The 800 km event is happening now at a rate of 200 km per day and can be monitored online via live GPS tracking, and you can learn more at the event’s Web site.