Epic Electric Road trip: After 3 years and 33 countries

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Distance:
59000 miles
Trip Date:
2019-04-14
Starting Place:
Netherlands
Destination:
Australia

A total of 1119 days, covering 59,000 miles and traversing portions of 33 countries!! Yes, you read it right, an epic journey from the Netherlands to Australia with a lot of unique milestones along the way. With an all-electric version of the Golf Variant (wagon), fitted with an AC propulsion drivetrain with a top speed of 112 mph.

From Green Car Reports

He claims to have made the trip “without money”—with the fuel for his trip revolving around the goodwill of electric-vehicle fans and people along the way, as he aimed “to inspire, educate, and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon future.”According to the Australian site The Driven, Wakker used 17-megawatt hours of electricity on the entire trip—electricity that he estimates would total more than $4,000 ($A5,608).

Wakker determined his route based on the offers he received, which is why he took a particularly circuitous route from the Netherlands through Europe and then up to the northern tip of Scandinavia, before heading down through Turkey, Iran, and India, among other points. Earlier this year, Wakker claimed to be the first person to cross Myanmar (Burma) solely in an electric car.

Wiebe Wakker’s website: https://plugmeinproject.com/

 

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