The WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) Trophy 2016 details have been announced, which sees participants from all over the world undertake a 1,000 mile journey across three European countries in electric vehicles.
The 2016 WAVE Trophy will start in Bremerhaven (Northern Germany) on 11th June and travel south through France. The convoy will make its way to the United Nations in Geneva before heading back northwards to a finishing point near Basel, near the Swiss/French/German border on 18th June.
More than 50 cities will be visited by WAVE participants, helping to greatly increase awareness of electric vehicles and promote a more sustainable way of life, with zero emissions. The Trophy also provides ample opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts of electric cars and learn about foreign driving electric car networks. The current issue of AutoVolt includes some helpful tips and a guide on this, for driving in France using the KiWhi pass amongst other useful information.
In 2015, WAVE attracted a massive gathering of 577 electric cars, setting a new world record for the world’s largest EV parade in Berlin at Formula E. Participants arrived from around the globe, including Germany, Norway, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, England, Italy, Turkey and India. Drivers brought their prized electric cars along showing a true variety of vehicles from all the major manufacturers, including Citroen, Tesla, Nissan, Renault, BMW, Volkswagen, Renault and smart fortwo electric drives.
WAVE founder Louis Palmer is holder of the UN Environmental Programme “Champion of the Earth Award” for driving two times around the world in solar powered vehicles. He spoke about WAVE 2016 and said,
“After the signing Paris Climate Change agreement we feel it is not enough to inspire. So through the WAVE international electric vehicle trophy and school’s initiative we are acting. We urge society and leaders to be part of the needed change – now it’s time for action, before it’s too late.”