This Car Is The First Zero-Emissions Electric Vehicle To Complete The Dakar Rally

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Spanish energy firm Acciona said Monday it will compete in the Dakar Rally next month in Latin America for the third straight year with the only electric vehicle of the gruelling off-road race.

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After failing to complete the race during their last two attempts, the team managed to drive the 5,600 mile (nearly 9000 km) track that stretched across Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

And became the first of 18,000 vehicles in the history of the Dakar Rally to complete the event without consuming a drop of fuel or emitting a single molecule of CO2.

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Notably, the roof features some solar PV cells, which are used to recharge the batteries to some degree or another.The batteries send electrons through a purpose-built gearbox to a 300-horsepower.

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