An electric marathon to support environment-friendly transport

Congratulations to Mahdieh Maleki, MBA 2018, and Maurine Uhtio, BBA 2018, who carry high the colors of Monaco and IUM!!

Electric Marathon - IUM Team

We are very proud that you volunteered with enthusiasm to participate to this adventure.

“They even won the Kaliningrad stage the fist week of the race!” said Dr. Patras, Dean of the International University of Monaco. 

Promoting green energy and sustainable development throughout Europe is important for you and for us. 

The first Electric Marathon became the symbolic restoration of the traditions of Star Race rally Tallinn – Monte Carlo, that took place between 1930 and 1939. The idea of the modern marathon race for cars in public roads belongs to Prince Albert II of Monaco and Honorary Consul of Estonia Juri Tamm. As a result, the rally was reborn in new format and became the race for battery electric vehicles.

The format of the marathon has changed compared to the last few years.

“This year, competitions are held in two categories – between universities from six different countries which all use identical new Nissan LEAF 40 kWh, and in the so-called ‘open’ class with an unlimited number of different types of electric vehicles,” said Jüri Tamm, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco and head of the organizing committee. ”

The Electric Marathon 2018 started on September 18 in Tallinn, Estonia, after a prologue in Helsinki, Finland on the 17th. It passed through 10 countries with stops in 37 cities, and ended on September 29 in Monaco.

Electric Marathon - IUM Team

Nissan is partnering with the Electric Marathon by providing a 100% electric Nissan LEAF to each of the six university teams rallying from Tallinn, Estonia, to Monte Carlo.


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