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Around the world in eight months in an electric car

Citroën’s C-Zero has become the first standard electric car to drive around the world.

Driven by a two-man team comprising engineers Xavier Degon (27) and Antonin Guy (28), the battery-powered vehicle successfully navigated 17 countries to cover 25,000km, or 15,500 miles, over an eight-month period on €250/£202 of electricity.

The pair started their journey on Saturday 11 February 2012, setting off from Strasbourg and driving across Europe, North America, Japan, South East Asia, China and Russia, before re-entering Europe and finishing back in Strasbourg.

The tour aimed to promote the image of electric vehicles to the greater public as a practical, environmentally considerate mode of transport that can meet daily driver requirements, whilst at the same time exceeding the expectations of what an electric powertrain can accomplish.

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  • Colin Tawn - 04/10/2012 09:37

    The author of this article omitted to mention how many miles were travelled between re-charges. Otherwise this is pure propaganda to satisfy the tree huggers.

  • Gareth Roberts - 04/10/2012 17:31

    Apologies Colin, the car was on the road for eight months, which equates to approximately 240 days at 65 miles per day, while being charged overnight.

  • Colin Tawn - 04/10/2012 17:43

    Thanks Gareth. 65 miles per day.................Hmmmmm. Good going for a modified milk float but a really long time to travel 15,500 miles. Congrats on your achievement but I'll stick to fossil fuels.

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