Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS (OTCQB: ECORF) (TSXV: ERA) (FSE: ELM), (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to announce that Elcora will be hosting the first North-American stop of the 80eDays Electric Vehicle Challenge in June of this year in the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
80eDays, “El Duro”, is the second event to showcase the future of electric cars. The first event was held in 2012. The goal of the event is to have all participants drive their electric car around the world passing pre-set presentation points at important cities in 80 days or less. To help offset the greenhouse gases produced from the event, the participants will plant trees along the route. All 80eDays participants recognize the critical importance of protecting the environment and providing a “greener” future for generations to come.
Elcora will showcase its graphene R&D facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia where 12 international teams will be briefed on the route. This sustainable global event will start in Barcelona on June 16, 2016. A distance of 25,000 kilometers will be covered across twenty countries and three continents. 80eDays will demonstrate to the world that electric cars can be a sustainable means of transportation across any country and through all types of terrain and climates. 80eDays will also prove that long distances can be travelled with an electric car in reasonable time frames while enjoying a level of comfort equal to or better than conventional cars.
“We are thrilled for the 80eDays electric vehicles to make a stopover at our facility and making it a presentation point on their route,” said Troy Grant. “Electric cars are the future”. “80eDays’ team is doing a fantastic job promoting an environmentally friendly greener future. Elcora, who is dedicated to developing batteries for electric cars, stand behind this great cause. We want to help promote 80eDays’ challenge, and in turn, Elcora and Halifax will become recognized by people all over the world following this popular event.”
For more information on 80eDays Electric Vehicle Challenge, please visit their website http://www.80edays.com