05. 07. 12. - 17:25
Electricifying performances in the Alps
The third Silvretta E-Car Rallye in Austria is a stress test for electric cars, hydrogen fuel cell cars and even electric motorbikes. The three-day, 300-mile course is up and down Alpine mountain roads around Montafon, Austria, including grades of more than 15 degrees that test both driver skill and the technology of alternative fuel vehicles.
The 2012 Silvretta E-Car Rallye is July 5-7, in Austria’s Tyrol and Voralberg regions.
Mercedes-Benz has the largest contingent of entries, seven vehicles. There are two Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell electric vehicles, two Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell fuel cell vehicles, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric super-sports car, scheduled for market launch in 2013. The SLS AMG E-Cell is being driven by former Formula One race driver Karl Wendlinger.
Mercedes also is rallying two brand-new Smart fortwo electric drive cars. The new Smart e-bike will join the rally for past of the route.