Wednesday, 30 November 2011

No Short Circuit

Earlier this year I did some design work for Sue Austin and Nick Lee, two intrepid and eco-conscious travellers who plan to drive around the world in an electric car.

Their ambitious project goes by the name of Global Circuit, and they were among the first people this year to buy the brand new Nissan Leaf to carry it out in.

Their blog about their trial run in Europe earlier this year makes for very interesting reading, particularly in regards to struggles to find charging points before the car ran out of electricity, the kindness of strangers in helping with this, the non-standard technology and schemes for charging a car in different countries, and in the questions they posed to those at Nissan HQ in Paris, their ultimate destination, about the practicalities of running such a car.

Good luck to them, and I look forward to hearing more about their travels!

Global Circuit logo

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