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Terry Hershner Places Second In Canada To Mexico Electric Rally Aboard Zero S

In a field comprised entirely of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, Toyota RAV4 EV, and the uber-expensive Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, Terry Hershner, aboard his highly modified 2012 Zero S beat all but one of them in the BC2BC Electric Rally, held the first week of July, where participants travel from British Columbia to Baja, California, entirely on electricity.

Tony Williams is the man responsible for this lofty journey. He completed this trip last year by himself, which then spawned the idea of inviting others to attempt the trip. This year, only one entry wasn’t able to complete the rally.

Hershner completed the trip in about 52 hours of riding time, second only to a Tesla Model S which did it in 41 hours. The contestants started in Blaine, Washington, where they traveled south through four segments and a large number of checkpoints, ending at the Tijuana border crossing where I-5 enters Mexico. The participants were timed for each section, and the overall winner was the one who completed the total trip the fastest for the timed segments.

This isn’t Hershner’s first time traveling long distances on his Zero. Last year, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest trip on an electric motorcycle (3100 miles) as he crossed from Florida to California. Then this year, he successfully completed the coast-to-coast trip again — solo — without the help of any external parties or generators.


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