The first Electric Marathon became the symbolic restoration of the traditions of Star Race rally Tallinn – Monte Carlo, which took place between 1930 and 1939. The idea of the modern marathon race for cars in public roads belongs to two Olympians, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Monaco Honorary Consul of Estonia, Jüri Tamm. As a result, the rally was reborn in a new format and became the race for battery electric vehicles (BEV).
The first start of the Electric Marathon was given in 2011 in Tallinn by Prince of Monaco. 12 electric cars started from Tallinn and drow to Monte Carlo, to hold the first electric car race in the world. The participants crossed Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and finished in Monaco.