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Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On August 16, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 1 Comment

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Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy [2] offsets? We’ll find out soon — the “Zero Race”, an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just launched today. The race pits electric vehicles [3] from Australia, Germany, South Korea and Switzerland against each other on a journey through Mexico, Europe, Russia, China, Canada, and the U.S., ending in January 2011.

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There are stringent rules, of course. Teams can charge up wherever they please, but all EV [5] charging must be offset with credits from sustainable energy producers. Even so, the trip will be cheap — Australian team TREV estimates that the whole journey will cost just $360.

The Zero Race may not completely prove the viability of all-electric [6] vehicles — the teams have a pre-planned route, and many locations don’t have charging infrastructures — but it’s a start. Stay tuned — we’ll be tracking the teams as they make their way around the world!

+ Zero Race [7]

Via Physorg [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/four-electric-vehicles-embark-on-80-day-trip-around-the-world/zero-race/

[2] renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/sonnenschiff-solar-city-produces-4x-the-energy-it-needs/

[3] electric vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/06/30/street-legal-electric-tron-lightcycles-for-sale-on-ebay/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/zerorace-ed01.jpg

[5] EV: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/10/motoczysz-e1pc-the-worlds-most-advanced-electric-motorcycle/&sa=X&ei=lZBpTNjUCc7Xca7FgJAF&ved=0CBsQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNG8DgVtvF9KLo4wb_hCjiXsgrfHbg

[6] electric: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/24/green-overdrive-riding-brammos-electric-motorcycle/&sa=X&ei=lZBpTNjUCc7Xca7FgJAF&ved=0CBwQzgQoATAA&usg=AFQjCNF_wlW5Bt-ocN8p48p0m7gsBucDsw

[7] + Zero Race: http://www.zero-race.com/en/position/

[8] Physorg: http://www.physorg.com/news201177796.html

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