The ninth edition of the Riviera Electric Challenge will be the most international one to date, covering three countries: France, Italy and Monaco.
Beginning in Cagnes-sur-Mer on 12th September, the electric fleet of vehicles competing in the event, which has been co-organised by the Nice Automobile Club, the Ponente Ligure Automobile Club as well as the Town Hall of Monaco, will first head towards the Italian border before winding up in Monaco on 14th September.
Cagnes to Monaco using the least energy possible
The purpose of the now annual event, founded in 2015, is not only to promote sustainability within the borders of the Principality and beyond, but to bring together businesses and exemplary communities in integrating electric vehicles into their fleets.
And whilst there is a leading social objective to the event – to promote sustainable solutions – there is a also a competitive element.
The cars will gather at the Hotel Indigo in Cagnes-sur-Mer on Tuesday ahead of a speech from the Mayor of the Riviera town, Louis Nègre, the same evening. The departure will take place from the Hotel Indigo in Cagnes-sur-Mer the following morning as the fleet embark on a 405km journey, ultimately leading them to the Principality.
Prince Albert II involved in prize-giving ceremony
Using the least amount of energy possible, the 30 teams will make their way to Monaco’s twin town in Italy, the picturesque Dolceacqua, before heading back across the border towards Monaco.
The cars will then begin to arrive in Place du Palais Princier, Monaco from 17:00 on Thursday. Prince Albert II will be involved in the prize-giving ceremony with eight trophies, including the Prince’s Cup, being handed out to the victors of the ninth edition of the Riviera Electric Challenge.
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Photo source: Riviera Electric Challenge. This article was originally published on 4th September.