Croatia set to arrange electric vehicle rally

Croatia is all set to host their very first electric car rally which winds from northern coast to capital Zagreb via some of the most scenic places in the country in May. The path includes a race to electricity pioneer Tesla's hometown.

The 2014 Nikola Tesla EV Rally begins on 27th May, and would be divided into 5 legs which cover around five hundred and thirty miles. It begins in the coastal city of Pula going south to Smiljan mountain village, Zadar and Krka National Park on the coast before going inland and later north to the Croatian capital.

Over 5 days, motorcycle and electric car drivers would pass through 3 national parks – Plitvice Lakes, Krka and Paklenica, as well as resort cities like Rovinj and Optaija. Each leg of the journey is very short, brooding just about hundred miles every day.

Still, there is a question, how far can electric vehicles go. A recent made announcement by the Croatian National Tourist Board stated that specially made fast charging stations would be installed every forty miles along the way. These would charge in the car in ninety minutes. Panels on the stations also offer interactive info for tourists as well.

The tourism agency of Croatia is calling the path - the Green Tourism Highway in order to encourage not only electric cars but Croatian tourism, ecological sustainability and innovation, and it is out to make the rally an annual event.