Alan Soule of Sebatopol, California is one of 12 teams participating in the 80eDays event. They will drive electric cars from Barcelona around the world and arrive back in Barcelona 80 days later on September 4.Read more
In April of 2016, an 80 day around the world race open only to zero emissions vehicles will begin, inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel.Read more
If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I’ve been following the progress of two teams of round-the-world trippers trying to circumnavigate the globe in electric cars. Well I am happy to report that despite some setbacks, both teams have completed their journeys, just says apart.
But who won this first-of-its-kind race? Read on to find out.Read more
Earlier this year, two teams of electric car drivers took off in a competition to be the first EV drivers to circumnavigate the globe. Alas, the Tesla Roadster driven by Rafael de Mestre crashed just 600 miles, and a few days short of the finish line, leaving the much-slower team of two French engineers the chance to catch up.Read more
The older I get, the more I subscribe to certain truisms, and it seems to me that truth really is stranger than fiction. Over a hundred years ago, Jules Verne penned “Around The World In 80 Days”, a story about a wager to travel the width of the world in the ascribed amount of time. Electric car lovers are a nerdy bunch by nature, and a legit electric car race around the world is happening right now as two teams compete to be the to drive around the globe on pure electricity.Read more