Dutch electric car adventurer Wiebe Wakker has arrived in Adelaide after 1050 days road trip through Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and Australia, including a stop in Mount Isa.
In March 2016 Mr Wakker left Amsterdam with a mission to showcase sustainable mobility, travelling without money and relying on the helpfulness of people around the world to bring him to Sydney, his ultimate goal. He has crossed 33 countries and driven 89,000km without visiting a single petrol station.
Mr Wakker’s website plugmeinproject.com offers people to support him with a meal, place to sleep or electricity for the car. ,
Mr. Wakker’s aim with his project ‘Plug Me In’ is to educate, inspire and accelerate the transition to a zero carbon future.
“Electric vehicles are a significant part of the solution to the global environmental problem we all share, sadly the uptake of electric cars is going slow mainly because there are a lot of prejudices, people believe they are not reliable or not fit to cover long distances. By driving from Holland to literally the other side of the world I hope to change peoples mind.” Mr Wakker said from Adelaide.