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Allego Sponsors Le Mans Highway Journey from Denmark to France

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Electrical Car Caravan to Disprove Skeptics Who Doubt Lengthy-Distance Journey with EVs

  • The journey from Sjællandsringen, Denmark, to Le Mans, France, is 3200 km, backwards and forwards.
  • The journey contains 50 electrical automobiles, together with an electrical truck, with roughly 120 individuals from six nations.
  • The journey crosses 4 nations and is predicted to save lots of 17 tons of

ARNHEM, Netherlands — Allego (NYSE: ALLG) proudly pronounces its sponsorship of the enduring Le Mans 2024 Highway Journey. This pioneering expedition will see 50 electrical automobiles and an electrical truck embark on a historic 1600 km journey from FDM Sjællandsringen, Denmark, to the well-known 24-hour race in Le Mans, France, on June 12, 2024.

Increasingly more persons are investing in electrical automobiles to switch their outdated automobiles. Regardless of the upward development in electrical transport, many nonetheless harbor issues about their automobiles’ vary and the supply of chargers alongside the way in which. The Le Mans Highway Journey challenges standard perceptions of EV capabilities for long-distance journey. The caravan will solely make the most of Allego’s in depth charging community throughout 4 nations, highlighting the reliability and effectivity of EV charging infrastructure.

“This initiative exemplifies Allego’s dedication to advancing sustainable mobility and accelerating the transition to electrical transport,” remarks Mathieu Bonnet, CEO of Allego. “We’re joyful to assist this journey, which underscores the exceptional progress in electrical mobility and charging infrastructure and showcases the pure capability of EVs for long-distance journey because of our charging infrastructure.”

GodEnergi, specialists in charging infrastructure, have organized the non-profit initiative “Klub GodEnergi,” which incorporates the second annual electrical street journey of 1600 km to the Le Mans race. “Having been within the electrical automobile business for a few years, I’ve usually heard the declare that electrical automobiles can’t be used for lengthy journeys, equivalent to holidays to southern locations. This impressed me to disprove these skeptics, as I don’t acknowledge the restrictions they describe,” says Kasper Hjorth from GodEnergi.

This marks the second consecutive yr electrical automobiles have launched into the journey to Le Mans. 2024 the electrical caravan noticed a major enlargement, with 120 individuals from six nations dispersed amongst 50 electrical automobiles and vans. This represents a close to doubling of participation in comparison with the earlier yr, signaling the escalating curiosity in electrical automobiles throughout each company and public spheres.

The lineup of collaborating automobiles features a various vary, encompassing various electrical automobiles from famend manufacturers equivalent to Audi, BMW, Fisker, Hyundai, Kia, Lotus, Mercedes, Polestar, Porsche, Skoda, Tesla, Volvo, Volkswagen, and Xpeng.

Constructing on their latest partnership announcement in March with Allego, Ford has joined the convoy, sending their Mustang Mach-E on the journey. Including to the joy, individuals and media personnel could have unique entry to the brand new Ford Explorer on the Resort van der Valk in Venlo, the Netherlands, on June thirteenth, offering a novel alternative to expertise Ford’s newest choices firsthand.

To showcase the complete potential of electrical automobiles, a HeroCamper trailer might be hitched to one of many collaborating automobiles. On the identical time, a 100% electrical Volvo truck from Danfoss will even be part of the convoy on the street. The electrical journey will kick off at FDM Sjællandsringen on June 12, 2024, permitting individuals to heat up their batteries with a couple of laps on the monitor. The primary recharge cease might be at Danfoss’ headquarters in Nordborg, the place the electrical truck will rendezvous with the convoy. From there, the journey southward commences in earnest. Upon arrival at Le Mans, the caravan will arrange camp on the ‘Épinettes’ space, a stone’s throw away from the racetrack. Dubbed ‘Camp Électrique,’ the camp might be powered completely by electrical energy generated from electrical automobiles, facilitating the operation of fridges and electrical Weber grills for meals.

Viggo Power’s calculations estimate that the journey will save roughly 17 tons of CO2 in comparison with standard fossil gas automobiles, underscoring the environmental advantages of electrical transport. Viewers can go to the Klub GodEnergi web site to trace the journey in actual time, the place all groups might be monitored by way of GPS. Moreover, reside broadcasts from the street journey might be posted on Allego’s web site and social media channels.

Allego’s sponsorship of the Le Mans Highway Journey displays its steadfast dedication to sustainable enterprise growth. By supporting initiatives like this, Allego continues to drive innovation and speed up the transition to e-mobility future.

Press launch from Allego.

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