- The first and only electric vehicle to successfully complete the race a second time
- The event in Morocco tested the capability of a zero-emissions car in a top-level motorsport competition
- The car, driven by Ariel Jatón, finished the rally as the fifth 4x4 vehicle in its class
ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered crossed the finish line after the last stage of the International Rally of Morocco, held from 2-7 October. For the second consecutive year a 100% electric vehicle has completed a test of this type, with the points counting in the international calendar of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
ACCIONA’s zero-emissions vehicle finished the rally in fifth position among the 4x4 vehicles in the Open category - which includes cars and trucks - from a total number of 37 competitors.
The event was held over six hard days, with temperatures above 40ºC at times and over 1,800 kilometers across all kinds of extreme terrain in the Moroccan desert. This tested the reliability and resistance of the electric vehicle – driven by Ariel Jatón with Tito Rolón as navigator - that has written a new page in the history books.
The presence of ACCIONA 100% Ecopowered in Morocco further consolidates ACCIONA’s role as an ambassador in the fight against climate change, increasing awareness about the great problem of CO2 emissions, and confirming the company’s determination to show the potential of non-polluting renewable energy sources against fossil fuels. The vehicle – the result of work done in ACCIONA’s R&D+i department – has also taken part in the last two editions of the Dakar Rally, a real milestone in top-level motorsport competitions.
ACCIONA is a pioneer in the effort to adapt its business model to a low-carbon economy. This is shown by the fact that 79% of ACCIONA’s EBITDA and 49% of its global sales in 2015 (9% up on the previous year) came from activities included in the so-called “Green Economy” under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) (renewable energies, water and other activities related to the environment).