EV enthusiasts from across Europe are set to gather to drive 1,000 miles through Germany, France and Switzerland taking part in the WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) Trophy 2016 EV rally.
The expedition starts on June 11th setting out from Bremerhaven (Northern Germany) and traveling down to France. The convoy will stop at the United Nations building in Geneva and finish near Basel, Switzerland seven days later on 18th June 2016.
On the way the participants will stop in 60 cities gathering to raise awareness of green transport and promote sustainable living. These stops will an opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about electric vehicles, to network and socialise.
Last years event attracted 577 electric vehicles setting a new world record for the world’s largest EV parade in Berlin at the Formula-E race.
Participants came from across Europe including Germany, Norway, Holland, Sweden, The Czech Republic, England, Italy, Turkey and even India.
The creator of the event, Louis Palmer, holder of the UN Environmental Programme “Champion of the Earth Award“ for driving two times around the world in solar powered vehicles said of the event –
“After the signing Paris Climate Change agreement we feel it is not enough to inspire. So through the WAVE international electric vehicle trophy and school’s initiative we are acting. We urge society and leaders to be part of the needed change – now it’s time for action, before it’s too late”