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

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.”

Similar EV stories:

500 Electric Miles Across the Alps — the e-miglia Kicks Off In Bavaria

WAVE 2011: EV Road Trip Race!

World’s Longest EV Race

Tesla Opens First Supercharger Station In Switzerland

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)


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