1500 miles from Canada to Mexico, starts Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Washington and ends in San Ysidro, California (specific location not yet announced):
June 29, 2013
Join us in sending off the drivers on their journey to Mexico!
This event at the Peace Arch State Park, 123 2nd St, Blaine, Washington USA will be the launch event. Please join us in sending off these drivers on their journey to Mexico.
This event celebrates the joining of the West Coast Electric Highway with the state of Washington and province of British Columbia. Please come out to meet government and industry officials who have helped build the future.
- 10am – Assembly
- 11am – Keynote speakers
- 12pm – Electric Vehicles launch in 5 minute intervals to begin rally
- 1pm – End of event
All Electric Vehicles invited to attend this gathering.
- Rally will start at Blaine, Washington and end in San Ysidro, California in odd numbered years, and reverse in even numbered years.
- Vehicles would be release in 15 minute to 1 hour intervals (depending on how many registrations)
- Any electric powered vehicle of any type is permitted; those that use any fossil fuel augmentation would need those energy sources sealed from use during the event.
- There will be a series of marshalls and check points enroute.
- Participants are prohibited from prepositioned charging stations / battery swapping stations, however event organizers may choose to do so for the event. Any event prepositioned charging power source or charging station must be available to all participants.
- Teams may be up to two registered driver / navigators per vehicle. No further augmentation or replacements allowed. Should a single driver become incapable of completing the course, then a previously named alternate may substitute the remainder of the course. Vehicles registered with two drivers may operate with one driver, however that one driver must do so for the remainder of the course.
- This is not a race !!!!! While bragging rights are always important, operating within the confines of the rules of public highways is moreso. Any car whose average speed exceeds the posted “course peak speed limit” is automatically disqualified.
- Vehicles must be legal to operate in the USA states of Washington, Oregon and California. Passing a event technical inspection does not mean the vehicle is legal on public highways. Only the operators can determine that.
- Proof of insurance is required for registration. A signed release of liability from all participants is required.
- No “Pre-Runner” or “Chase Trucks” allowed.
The Event Keynote Speakers: