Zero Emissions Race Trip Around the World Ends

These days, the electric vehicles are in full swing, with at least two mass production models slowly making their entrance into the markets and with the consumers pretty much in the loop with what this new means of motoring means.

Still, for some reason, most of those involved with EV production, including support groups, seem to take a strange pleasure in circumnavigating the globe aboard their zero emissions vehicles, in an attempt that EVs too can do that.

Why wouldn't they be able to do that? They're just your plain and simple car, only powered by electricity instead of the nasty fossil fuels. Probably it's just the pleasure of trying something new, or maybe just the pleasure of trekking around the planet that makes all those people take great pride in the conclusion of one world tour or another. Both, pleasures we can understand.

As Daimler is currently focusing on presenting the capabilities of the B-Klasse F-Cell on US soil, the organizers of the first ever 80-day tour around the world announced the completion of the event last week, in Geneva, Switzerland: 28,000 km, 16 countries, 150 cities and so on.

Well, congrats, but, so what? Whereas Daimler's endeavor with its world tour might serve a purpose (group testing the vehicles in light of future production and such), the Zero Emissions Tour only proved that EVs can travel 28,000 km through 16 countries and 150 cities. While emitting zero CO2 in the process, of course.

But, in case you didn't know that already, then you must have been in a coma for the past three or four years.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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