Xanthi, April 27, 2015
With total satisfaction for the organizers completed on Sunday 04/26/2015 the weekend for Eco-Mobility in Xanthi, Greece, that included:
- Workshop on “Electromobility: current situation and prospects” with distinguished speakers from the Hellenic Institute of Electric Vehicles (HEL.I.E.V.), the Companies Systems SUNLIGHT S.A. and HEL.PE., as well as from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, on Saturday, April 25 at the Industry and Commerce Chamber of Xanthi with a big audience and
- International «Eco-Rally» for Electric, Hybrid Electric and Alternative Energy Vehicles, with start and finish at the city of Xanthi, on Sunday, April 26th 2015.
The event, involving a foreign crew from Bulgaria, but also crews from Athens, Kavala and Xanthi started from Limnio Xanthi on Sunday morning, crossed the town of Stavroupolis, where drivers were offered coffee and refreshments from the Mayor of Xanthi Mr. Dimarhopoulos, the village of Komnina, the village of Toxotes, and Abdera, where the second stop took place with a reception by the Mayor of Avdera Mr. Tsitiridis, and finished at the Motel Natassa, where a reception for participants and organizers was held and awards were given to the winners.
The winners of the main category were:
This particular race was held in Xanthi for the first time and it was also the first time organized outside Athens. The participants and the organizers of the rally were impressed from the nice race and the excellent sightseeing of the journey, which combined mountain and sea.
Organizers of the event were:
The Municipalities of Xanthi and Abdera,
The Automobile Club of Xanthi
The Professional Repairers Association “Prophet Elijah” and
The Chamber of Xanthi, and was supported by the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Extremely important was the help and contribution by the members of the Student Branch of IEEE IAS in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, in the success of the entire event.
Sponsors: companies ELPEDISON and SUNLIGHT, hotels ELISSO and XANTHIPPION and car repairer store MANTZIDIS Brothers.