Has anyone ever dreamed on going around the world?

It is still a romantic dream, but relatively easy to accomplish today. Dreams must be powerful, challenging, ambitious … The great adventure would be doing it in a different and valuable wau, really connected with the needs of our society. Here we have a new project: "The 80DR – Around the World in 80 Days without using fuel "

I’m just back from Dakar Rally, where I participated with the first 100% electric car in its history, and I’m already into another dream even more challenging: Try to enter the race 80DR, to travel 40,000 km. around the world without using any means of transport powered by fossil fuels. Participants can use electric cars, trains, balloons, sailboats, or any transport that does not pollute, freely choosing the preferred route (with some checkpoints in cities on the 5 continents), and considering that the timer will always be in underway. An impressive challenge from the logistical and technological point of view; and fully connected with the values of sustainability that should prevail in the course towards our future. I will try to be at the start line, I will try to win, but above all, I will try that with this adventure, we all win. The sustainability of the planet is a race we can not afford to lose.

Jules Verne invented a dream that made starring his character Phileas Fogg, which was a big challenge for that time. Today it seems we have achieved almost all possible challenges on earth, but now is the time to be inspired by the stories of Jules Verne, dreaming different, doing innovative things and make us discover new values and solutions for the future of humanity. While in 1873, vehicles were replacing the horses, we are currently making another big move for humanity, trying to change the traditional vehicle for electric and/or ecological cars.

I have been designed ambassador of the 80 Day Race, to help promote this adventure, bringing my experience in complex projects, acting as spokesman for another sustainable adventure, and with the intention that I can lead one of the teams participating in this challenge.

I am proud to share this position with characters as relevant as Hubert Auriol (first driver to win the Dakar with motorcycle and car, and was also director of the event); Erik Lindbergh (grandson of the aviation pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh); Louis Palmer (pioneer of sustainable mobility, which toured the world with a solar Taxi); Jan Lammers (Ex F1 and 24 Hours of Le Mans driver); or Javier de Rocafort (Advisor, entrepreneur and pioneer of motor sustainable competition)

We continue working to return to Dakar and finish it with an electric car. I continue working on other projects more modest adventure and also of great significance for this year and 2016. Some may comment and others need to be kept secret until they are firm.  But I feel confortable announcing my interest in the 80DR because, although not being 100% sure, I want to be very committed to the success of this exciting and valuable project.

I always feel the same: I do not want to be valued for what I did yesterday, but what I can do tomorrow. I guess this is the spirit of adventure.

There I go, Jules Verne … to the world (sustainable) tour in 80 days!


By Albert Bosch|2015-01-27T00:00:00+00:0027 de January de 2015|Global|13 Comments


  1. Arcadi 30 January, 2015 at 23:12 - Reply

    No deixes de sorprendre’m!

  2. lluis godayol 30 January, 2015 at 16:58 - Reply

    Albert, et felicito ja d’entrada perquè ja fa molts anys que et segueixo amb tots els esports de tots tipus que fas tu, per jo ets un aventurer especial de tenir amb comte, be que tinguis molta sort amb els nous projectes i felicitats.

  3. JOAN GARRIGA 30 January, 2015 at 08:18 - Reply


  4. Sergio Balcells (de la Tati;) 28 January, 2015 at 20:28 - Reply

    com motiva!!! escolta si hi ha 1 plaça possible AVISA’M, m’apunto!
    arrel d’estar a i demés he tingut ocasió de provar cotxes -i motos- elèctrics i és el futur (sostenible, i també veloç i divertit! ojo al Tesla

    Abraçada forta i parlem!
    Salut i que segueixi l’esperit Himalaya que explicaves al MArtí!

  5. Portavella 28 January, 2015 at 20:20 - Reply

    Co?Albert. brutal?ja et vaig dir que si et calien piles, jo en tenía alguna?ara si vols tinc una antiga edició del Jules Verne..que potser et pot ajudar?sobretot quan et quedis tirat i ?així?mentre arriva el racc tens alguna cosa per llegir..? Amic! endevant?!!!

  6. Mercè Carrió 28 January, 2015 at 19:22 - Reply

    Molt bé Albert! com sempre a trionfar! Un nou repte!

    Una abraçada!

  7. Anna Puig 28 January, 2015 at 19:06 - Reply

    No deixes de sorprendre’ns!
    Que sigui així x molt temps! El dia que et quedis parat em deixaràs ben amoïnada, 😀
    Endavant amb aquests projectes no només potents, sobretot valuosos, valerosos i trencadors, pioners… com tu!

  8. Josep Mª. GUITART 28 January, 2015 at 17:22 - Reply

    Ets inagotable Albert, el mon necessita homes com tu !!!. Que els teus desitjos es cumplexin. Una forta abraçada, JMG

  9. Luigi 28 January, 2015 at 15:47 - Reply

    Fantàstic Albert. Sempre amb reptes nous, engrescadors i diferents. A peu, amb esquís, amb vehicles fent servir combustible o no, ?sol, acompanyat?.sempre sumant i mai restant! Et desitjo el millor i et sempre!!.

  10. Albert Bosch 28 January, 2015 at 13:39 - Reply

    JOEL: A mi la pitjor tortura que em poden fer és que escrigui una cosa en 10 línies… Ser breu és una gran qualitat (que no se’m dona massa bé). Sort i si necessites quelcom, ja em dius…

  11. Joel 28 January, 2015 at 10:26 - Reply

    M’han demanat que escrigui sobre les teves darreres vivències en 10 línies per a la revista de l’escola… i tu et proposes posar-m’ho directament IMPOSSIBLE! En 10 línies, on s’ha vist!!
    Lo del barret de copa… no t’he desperdici! Jo diria que ho hauries de portar durant tota la travessia, això sí que seria un repte de veritat!!

  12. Albert Bosch 28 January, 2015 at 05:51 - Reply

    No és estrès Francesc… és passió!! De totes maneres, és un projecte a temps vista… abans espero haver-ne fet algun altre potent. Prometo portar el barret de copa!! Gràcies

  13. Francesc Comellas 27 January, 2015 at 23:10 - Reply

    Hosti tu!! això és un no parar, quin estrès, però que ben parit, una nova aventura apasionant, tant de bo tot surti bé i et puguem veure amb el barret de copa fent de Phileas Fogg, salut!!

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