Having suffered a late cancellation due to the devastating impact of Storm Alex last year, the fifth edition of the E-Rallye Monte-Carlo is set to return to the windy roads of and above the Côte d’Azur from October 20, 2021.
The 100 percent electric and hydrogen rally event will take place over 15 Regularity Stages (RS) and almost 1,000 kilometres of road section.
This year’s ‘Grand Départ’ will be held in the city of Châteauneuf, in the Loire department. This starting point has been selected because Châteauneuf is actually the first municipality in France to become autonomous in green energy.
The E-Rallye will then travel towards Valence in the Drôme department for two days, before descending to the Principality for the weekend of October 23 to 24. The remaining stages will be divided between the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes.
The cars competing in the event are themselves a product of over 10 different manufacturers, who have a knack for making four wheels and a battery go quite fast. Have a look at the previous edition’s official film below:
While you can’t quite expect to see the rapid heroics that you can normally find in the fossil-fuelled World Rally Championships, its electric cousin offers a different, and perhaps more commercial approach to rallying.
Featured image courtesy of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the all electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense takes a corner during the E-Rallye Monte-Carlo 2019