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Air Quality Swiss Alps EV Rally — The World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE)

Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Swiss Alps EV Rally — The World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE)

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February 12th, 2014 by  

It is nearly springtime, and that feeling of plugging into a new environment—an itch to wander and explore—is engaging. Well, here is a nice place to plug in while enjoying the Swiss Alps: the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE).

WAVE is providing an annual gathering between May 31 and June 7. WAVE is also going to provide awards to a few EV owners. WAVE is giving out prizes for three categories: plug-in vehicles that are heavier than 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds), plug-in vehicles that are lighter than 900 kg, and electric bikes.

As AutoblogGreen reminds us: “Not like we would need an excuse to join a few hundred friends for a springtime plug-in vehicle drive through the Swiss Alps, but the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) is providing us with one.”

So, if you’re close enough to the Alps, perhaps go and convince your green-loving partner to wander in the fresh air with EV friends this spring (with no cancer-causing, brain-damaginghoneybee-destroying diesel fumes).

“WAVE says that last year, it set a world record for the size of its EV parade through its Zurich portion, tallying 305 gas-free cars rolling through town,” AutoblogGreen continues. “There have been other attempts since then, but WAVE says no authority less than the Guinness Book of Records regards WAVE 2013 as the biggest parade of its kind. So there.”

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  • Will E

    What I want is
    that TESLA supports
    a Tour de France team
    and follows the caravane
    all the way through France,
    over the Alps
    and the Pyrenees
    with the electric propulsion TESLA EV cars.
    What an EPIC ride
    that will be
    and shock wave awe
    all over the world.

    does not Elon Musk reads Cleantechnica?
    or somebody of Tesla company?
    get it done.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      haha. if you keep pushing, someone will do it. :D

      Elon tweeted one of my stories once (a solar one, actually), but not sure if he or anyone there closely follows CT.

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