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Wave 2013 Electric Vehicle Rally Draws Record Number of Participants in Europe

On Friday, June 28, more than 40 electric vehicles kicked off one of the world’s largest EV rallies.

Called Wave (World Advanced Vehicle Exhibition) 2013, the goal is to showcase electric vehicle technology by driving for 10 days and 1,118 miles.

The route (shown below) takes the participants across Europe in the Vienna to Zurich rally. The vehicles in the Renault ZOE, Tesla Model S, Tesla Roadster, Renault Twizy, Nissan LEAF, Vauxhall Ampera and Peugeot iON, just to name a few.

There are several scheduled stops along the way to show off the electric vehicles, to educate the general public at events setup along the route and to recharge.
Wave 2013 Route – Click to Enlarge

Wave 2013 Route – Click to Enlarge

Though Wave 2013 kicked off with roughly 40 participants, the rally grows in size each day as additional EV owners join the convoy as it makes its way to Zurich.

Some rather unique converted electrics have joined the group, including a Porsche and a home Sterling EV.

Here’s some Wave background:


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