A new sustainable global race will start in April 2016. Teams will travel between eight cities to complete 40,000 kilometres within 80 days. It is based on Jules Verne’s novel from 1873 where Phileas Fogg betted that he could travel around the globe within this amount of time. The world of mobility was transforming in the late 19th century. Citizens were now able to hop on board of steam powered vehicles instead of using horses. Nowadays we are in the middle of a new transition, according the organisers of this new competition. Instead of using fossil fuelled powered cars, it would be possible to go round the globe by sustainable means of transport within 80 days.
This 80 Day Race, the name of the organisation and the duration of the race, has released it’s first video trailer. Sources indicate that the Dutch based firm is likely to release information about competitors in the next couple of months. So far, several ambassadors have pledged to support the company’s values. Among them are former Dakar Rally winner, by bike and car, Hubert Auriol and former Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner Jan Lammers.