Last weekend, the international race of electric vehicles Eco Grand Prix of the Germany 24H series took place, in which the Ukrainian team EcoFactor won a landslide victory!
43 European electric car teams took part in the Eco Grand Prix at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany, including: Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model S 75, Kia e-Niro, Tesla Model S 70, Hyundai Ioniq, Tesla Model S 90D, Volkswagen e-Golf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, KIA Soul E, Opel Corsa-e, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S 100D, Tesla Model 3, Renault Zoe. The race began on November 29 at 16:00 and ended on November 30 at 16:00.
EcoFactor team was led by the founder of the company Sergey Velchev, as well as the well-known activist of the EV community – Yuri Arabadzhi, Ukrainian businessmen Ruslan Skulimovsky and Alexander Demyan. Alexander was responsible for adjusting the strategy and calculations, Yuri was responsible for stable and efficient work at the pit stop.
In the overall standings, the time for pilots to drive a car was distributed among the team as follows:
- Sergey Velchev – 8:00,
- Alexander Demyan – 7:30,
- Ruslan Skulimovsky – 3:00.
EcoFactor was in the minority in the number of pilots, in comparison with competitors, which added an additional load. But thanks to the excellent strategy, team spirit and endurance, the team managed to win this difficult competition.
“When your country’s national anthem plays at the award ceremony, you feel very different about the importance of representing the country. We won and I am very glad that our team performed worthily at the competitions. Glory to Ukraine!
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the drivers who participated in this amazing unique Eco Grand Prix endurance race. Thanks also to the sponsors, organizers, all participants and fans. It would not have been possible without you. ” – commented on the victory of his team, the founder of EcoFactor, Sergey Velchev.
Eco Grand Prix is an annual event that takes place already 8 times. The organizer of the event is Rafael De Mestre, the first person to travel around the world on an electric car and the founder of the race “80 days around the world on an electric car”.
The winner was the team that completed the most laps on the track with the lowest speed, keeping within the time limit of the competition.
Each team received a 32A three-phase outlet and had to use its own charging equipment – the number of recharges was not limited. The maximum permitted charging speed is 22 kW. Unlimited stops are allowed to charge an electric vehicle. The maximum driving time per driver is no more than 8:00. Races lasted 24 hours continuously (including charging stops). A helmet is required, at least three or more pilots per team are allowed. In addition, only standard electric vehicles are allowed. The driver is only 18 years old.
A source: EcoFactor