A parade of 746 electric vehicles recently took place in the Netherlands, along the A270, unofficially setting a new record apparently. The Guinness Book of World Records has yet to officially recognize the record, it should be noted (if that matters much).
Something perhaps more important, though, is to note that some of these “electric vehicles” aren’t what you’re probably thinking of — with some Segways and bikes even participating, rather than just electric cars, vans, and trucks.
Inside EVs provides more: “Although the Guinness Book of World Records has yet to officially recognize this substantial feat, 746 electric vehicles paraded in the Netherlands, on the A270, from Helmond and Eindhoven, to set a new world record. The 3.6 kilometer stretch of road was closed in Brabant, a province in the south of the Netherlands, to make way for the festivities.
“The event was organized in advance by Rotary Club member Eindhoven Eeckaerde. Participating vehicles ranged from Teslas, to Nissans and Renaults. There were also a number of electric buses, trucks, bikes, and Segways. A solar car was also featured in the parade. The previous record had been set in Berlin in May of 2015 and included 577 EVs.”
The money raised by the event will reportedly be donated to an educational program aimed at children living in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
While “impressive” in a way, I have to wonder about the kind of turnout that will be possible a decade or so from now. …