Bertha Benz Challenge = Electric Car Bash, 2013! (w/ video)

Bertha Benz Bash! 2013

Launched as part of this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Bertha Benz Challenge is an event that celebrates the progress electric cars have made since 1888, when the group says that Bertha Benz (of “Mercedes Benz” family fame) is said to have ushered in the era of the horseless carriage with her long-distance journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim.

At least, I think that’s what this says.

Truthfully, it doesn’t matter what the article says or even what the guys in the video are saying about Berth Benz and whatever challenge or drive this is supposed to be about. This is, simply, one of the best electric and sportscar-junky videos on YouTube right now, featuring a 1000 hp Rimac Concept One, (what I believe to be) a similarly powerful Volar-e land yacht, Tesla Roadsters, Volkswagen E-Up!, and a bunch of neat-looking cars I couldn’t quite place at first glance. I think I might have seen an old Tommy Kaira, even!

It’s all very exciting, as much as a drive celebrating a rich lady’s 1888 road trip adventure can be either “very” or “exciting”, you know? You should definitely check it out- enjoy!


Source | Photos: ElectroAuto News, via Twike.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.