The ultimate journey with a electric car has just reached 89,000 km
They weren't exactly gentle ones
Electric cars are often claimed that they produce anxiety range and aren't as tough as gasoline or diesel cars. Well a Dutchman Wiebe Wakker just put those myths to rest by taking his Volkswagen Golf 5 estate, refitted with a electric motor, across 89, 000 km (55302 miles) which weren't exactly walks in the park.
Wakker first started with his ‘Blue Bandit’ in Netherlands on the 15th of March 2016 from there he travelled through Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and is currently in Australia where he is soon going to reach his final destination, Sydney. So far Wiebe Wakker has travelled through 33 countries in 1,055 days.
On his extraordinary journey he had no money and with the aid of 1,700 people, who provided him with food, supplies, shelter and electricity for the vehicle, Wakker managed to get through everything that was thrown at him.
Wiebe Wakker says the main goal is to “educate, inspire and accelerate” the growth of electric to a free carbon dioxide world.
“Electric vehicles are a significant part of the solution to the global environmental problem we all share, sadly the uptake of electric cars is going slow mainly because there are a lot of prejudices, people believe they are not reliable or not fit to cover long distances,” Wakker says.
Although, his journey is slowly closing to a end he still currently needs help. Still planning the route ahead to Sydney you could help him on his journey there by providing supplies, shelter and electricity for his car.
Plug Me In is a project by Wiebe Wakker which aims to educate, inspire and accelerate the transition to a zero carbon future.