New Guinness World Record Set by 577 EVs During Berlin ePrix

Berlin ePrix Parade 1 photo
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When you think of the EV/PHEV trend in the automotive world, it's hard to consider it an invasion. In fact, it could be described more like a flower that has just started to bloom, but nothing very intrusive at this moment.
However, it's only after seeing 577 electric vehicles parading on a circuit in front of 21,000 spectators when you realize green cars are a big deal, one worthy of a Guinness World Record.

While race cars were gearing up for the Berlin ePrix, the electric convoy started to move on the 3.4-kilometer (2.1 miles) race track. The majority of participants, as you might expect, came from Germany, but Switzerland, Austria and Czech Republic sent quite a few green ambassadors at the event.

Now, can you guess what was the most represented vehicle at the parade? If you're thinking Tesla Model S, you're half-right. Believe it or not, there were 111 Citroen C-Zero models taking part in the show, and 96 Tesla Model S EVs. The list also consisted of 59 Nissan Leafs and 36 BMW i3s.

Nevertheless, the initiative was a success according to Electric Autosport:

“Berlin has certainly raised the bar and it was impressive to see the support and enthusiasm of so many people for setting up this new world record with the aim to promote electric mobility,” said Swiss environmental adventurer and 80 Day Race Ambassador Louis Palmer.

After everything was over, the new Guinness World Record was confirmed. The previous record was set last year in September when 507 EVs took Silicon Valley by (electrical) storm.

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