Check out the before/after photos of the ecoGP Safety Car
In despite of Corona the repairing of the car contiues. This step is having the biggest effect. Look, it is now more shiny than before!Ecofactor is preparing a big handover ceremony right after the birthday of Rafael de Mestre!
Santa Claus was busy over Christmas and mounted some parts of the donator car! It connected the battery and now it is driving again! We are so happy!!!
The ecoGP safety car donator is now on the road to Odessa. Stay tuned for more info!
We have very good news for the ecoGP Safety Car! The repair price dropped from an initial €71.000 to an estimated €20.000 and the latest quote is €11.500. Looks like the ecoGP Safety Car will be back on the race track very soon!The reason why it dropped is that ecoGP...
There was an unfortunate event at the repair shop where the ecoGP Safety Car is being repaired. A fire started caused by a lamp and it damaged a good part of the service. Luckily, none of the cars were affected by this incident.
Arrived after a 26 hour non stop drive. Thank you so much Fritz Hamann for your awesome support even sponsoring the diesel!
This trailer is dangerous if you don't have good ears... Fixed 🙂
Back to Bucharest 8 hours faster than the trip to Odessa Now a quick nap and then proceeding to Germany.
Next anecdote on the way back from Ukraine. Arrived with no range display any more at a gas station. Gas station is out of service for 20 minutes. The filling up with gas will take now same time like charging a Tesla.
Repair started - the car does not look this damaged if you look to the details.
First opening of the trunk and the driver's door. Looks chaotic but a lot of things are only to be washed. Reparing starts today. After inventory list the next step will be to find the appropriate parts from other Teslas. Welcome if you know an accident car which is...
Finally after- 5€ toll in Moldavia for 8km of road - only cash payment possible- 20€ Covid 19 insurance (weird!!) at Ukrainian border- 35€ road toll for the truck- 10€ for the police men struggling hard with the papers complicated because+ German truck owned by...
Car unpacking finished. Plastic to be reused on next packing Proceeding to the border of Ukraine now.
Starting now the final leg to Odessa. Wish me luck
I already got the confirmation of the Covid test. This means I will proceed driving tonight maybe 2AM Documents printed.
Regretfully today it rained a typical summer rain but we were lucky... And to be sure that it is water proof...
Trailer parked. ZOE parked for free in Bucharest Now proceeding to #coronatesting and collecting the needed papers for border crossing to Ukraine. Got a tip how to avoid Moldova crossing. Will take the ferry The EV brother leads us to the parking for today
Driving through the beautiful landscape of Romania
I don't know how people manage to fill up the car from zero to 100% in 5 minutes.It took 10 minutes I did not wait at the cash desk and did not go to the Toilet!
I'm too tired to continue but arrived in Romania. Actually I'm slower than driving with the Tesla on its own wheels. To be continued...#safetycar#ecogp#Tesla @tesla
Next issue: Mercedes Battery empty. Engine does not detect the key...Regretfully the Model S battery is empty too... Problem solved quickly by help from Mercedes. Proceeding to drive without Battery
This almost 3000km trip to Ukraine reduce the costs for the repair from 71.000€ to assumed 20.000€ or even less is worth every km.If you don't fight for your dreamsthey will never come true.Thank you all for following me!ranking.ecograndprix.comZoom to Hungary To...
Starting now next step towards repairing the epic #ecogp#safetycar. Wish me luck fo the next several thousand of km. Welcome following the car at ranking.ecograndprix.com and like this like hell Blog opened on www.ecograndprix.com/blog
With the help of the kind neighbours we managed to load the car on the trailer in a creative way. This saved about 700€ to be payed for the rental of a crane tow truck. ecoGP Safety Car is now ready to be transported from the Tesla Body Shop in Leopoldshöhe to Odessa,...
It was July 15th, the day the mother and the father of Rafael de Mestre got acquainted exactly 60 years ago. A very normal trip by night as most of the trips, 3AM, wet, 6°C. He closes the charge port at the Supercharger in Rhüden, and starts the last km towards the...
The eco Grand Prix car - a Signature Model S P 85+ - was born in 2013, circumnavigated the world in 80 days in 2016 and drove 460.000 km through 38 nations of this planet. It took over the role of the SAFETY CAR at eco Grand Prix and it was intended to drive around...
Thank you for all your support and messages you've sent me over all channels. I even didn't had the chance to read them all. I just got a phone call from the German Police informing me that it is against the German law to publish videos where fire troopers, police or...
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