Be part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD : the biggest EV RALLY


It is now OFFICIAL.  Here is your chance to be part of the famous Guinness World Records.  

Every electric vehicle owner in North America, especially from New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York have to be present in Montreal to beat a world record for an EV rally.  The meetup is at the famous Gilles-Villeneuve F1 race track in Montreal !!  The actual mark, registered in 2013 in Zurich (Switzerland), united 305 electric vehicles.  The event is organized by CNTA.

PS #1 :  The rally is on April 18th, 2014.  Yes, a statutory day in Canada and in USA !

PS #2:  Different door prizes draws will be awarded to EV owners at the rally.  One of the prizes will be a level 2 charger, a portable EVDUTY with a 25 feet cable !!

I will be present, let’s meet in Montreal, Québec !    After you register at the event, please reply to this article to let us know you will be part of the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD !

The website to register is in french.  Feel free to ask us questions.  We will be happy to help.


Get Connected Day: an electrifying event on April 18th, 2014

A gathering of electric vehicles – for a Guinness Record

Montreal, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – During this year’s Get Connected Day, a new Guinness Record may well be established for the largest gathering of electric vehicles in the world. For this 2nd edition of the Get Connected Day, the organizers invite electric vehicles owners from Québec and elsewhere to a rally on Friday, April 18th to establish a new world record, by beating the previous mark registered in 2013 in Zurich (Switzerland) with 305 electric vehicles. Eligible vehicles include all plug-in models.

Get Connected Day is an initiative of the CNTA  (National Advanced Transportation Center) and is supported this year by Hydro -Québec, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MRN) and other partners. With this event, the CNTA aims to offer the public the opportunity to meet with electric vehicles owners and experts. The Get Connected Day is an event as much for enthusiasts as for people just curious to know a little more. This is a unique chance to meet and discuss with owners willing to share their experience.

Electric car owners wishing to participate in the gathering in an attempt to beat the record are invited to register at Organizers hope to succeed in bringing together 350 to 500 electric vehicles to establish a solid record and eloquently demonstrate that Quebecers love clean vehicles. The rally will take place on the P8 parking of L’Île Sainte- Hélène (La Ronde) from 4 pm on Friday, April 18th, 2014 (free access for EVs). Counting of the vehicles will begin at 6 pm.

“This is a first in Canada; Quebec will once again stand out in the wake of clean transportation. We will seek to establish a world record and we may try to beat the record every year. Quebecers care about the environment. Driving a plug-in vehicle is a good signal to send to the planet. With this gathering, Quebec will be a World Champion for a while!” says Sylvain Castonguay, Executive Director of the CNTA.

“The electrification of transportation in Quebec is now underway, and this gathering will be an opportunity to demonstrate that it is not a simple fringe movement but a change in perception about transportation in Quebec” adds Jacques Duval, spokesperson for the 2014 Get Connected Day.

About the Get Connected Day

The CNTA has created a free event that is not only a unique opportunity to test all models of electric vehicles on the market, but also to mix and interact with experienced owners, specialists and other enthusiasts. Moreover, beyond the vehicles, Get Connected Day presents a range of transportation options as alternatives to the traditional automobile and that are part of the electrification of transportation plan. All mobility solutions are represented and therefore allow users who want to make environmentally sound choices to discover many solutions for sustainable mobility.

About the CNTA

The CNTA (National Advanced Transportation Center) is a non-profit organization managed by a board of directors as well as a scientific and technical committee that represents key players in the industry, in the public and para-public sectors, in university communities, and in the associative community. Implemented in 1996, the CNTA has been at the heart of an excellence network in electric mobility in Québec, Canada, and at an international level. The CNTA is funded through the sale of its services in engineering, analysis, studies and promotion. The Center holds renowned expertise in its field; specialized teams of engineers and analysts on the cutting edge of electric mobility technology.


Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA)Louise Lévesque, Communications DirectorT 418-642-1322 ext. 294 / C 418-264-5575 Centre National du Transport Avancé (CNTA)Sylvain Castonguay, Executive Directeur T 450-431-5744 ext.

For information

Stéphane Pascalon, Operations Director CNTA

T 450-431-5744 ext. 29 offers a variety of EV charging stations available on our online store.

7 Responses

  1. Ricardo says:

    The announcement is calling for “all plug-in models” but I suspect that for the record to be officially broken you need to gather at least 306 “purely electric vehicles.” See

    There’s also a video of the event here:

    • I did see that video. There are all kind of EV, scooters, etc…

      From my perspective, a Chevrolet Volt is an electric vehicle.

      Now, if Guinness decides otherwise, they will then create a new category.

      The question is : Ricardo, will you be at the rally with your beautiful Nissan LEAF ?

  2. Markus says:

    Ricardo is correct, any car with a range extender or hybrids have not been counted for a Guinness Record. I participated in the rally in Zurich with my Tesla Roadster. We had close to 400 vehicles. Sorry, but this shall be an 100% electric vehicle event as defined by Guinness.

    I wish you guys good luck for the rally in April. We will attack our own record in Stuttgart on May 31st 2014 ( see )

  3. I’m at the event now !!

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