This year’s rally will look at range anxiety and we will be using the subtext “Home on the range” as the leading strapline that best describes what the 2023 rally is all about. Both before and whilst you own an EV you become acutely aware of range anxiety. It is only when you own one that you start to understand its capabilities and the anxiety decreases. We want to extend our rally to Paris via Dieppe to indicate how range anxiety is becoming a thing of the past.
Friday 30th June:
Friday, the 30th of June we will have our usual pre-party in London to meet all the other contestants, have some great food and drinks, rally team introduces themselves discuss why we started the rally, and go over any questions. DETAILS ARE TO BE CONFIRMED SOON.
Saturday 1st July:
Day of the rally! We will meet at the muster point in London at 8 am (location to be confirmed). Contestants pick up their welcome pack with T-shirts, vehicle stickers, route plan, and rally program. Once signed in you will be parked up to put on your Rally t-shirts, and install the vehicle stickers. We will leave the start line/muster point at 9 am. All contestants will follow the route plan to Ifield Community College where we will be hosting breakfast, a speech, and a photo opportunity. This is a great time to speak with the contestants see how they get on, discuss their vehicles and if needed top up on an emergency charger!
After breakfast, we will continue down to Brighton aiming to arrive at our e-village on Madeira Drive at midday where all contestants will be welcomed by the public and have the opportunity to be interviewed by our media partners, if not continuing on to Paris, our judging partner will take your final stats to determine the lowest about of energy used. You will be allocated your parking space for the rest of the day. Then spend the rest of the day on Brighton seafront discussing electric vehicles with owners checking out sponsor’s stalls, test drives, live music, and plenty of activities for children, electric go-karts, and wheelchair basketball.
We will all head up to Elm House at 4 pm for some drinks, food, live music, and the awards ceremony. Those who are continuing on to Paris will leave Elm house at 8 pm to head to the port of Newhaven to catch the overnight ferry to Dieppe Cabins and, hot drinks will be provided. We have partnered with DFDS the ferry operator to carbon offset the ferry crossing.
Sunday 2nd July:
On arrival at Dieppe, we will be welcomed with a Rally breakfast, a Launch event for the Paris leg, and meeting with the French contestants charging points will be available. We will then head over to Gournay-en-Bray for charging and refreshments, then start on the final stretch to Paris where we will head to a central hotel for the awards ceremony.
More details coming soon.