Nissan leaf To Tackle 10000 Mile Mongol Rally.
Starting in July 2017 the Mongol Rally is a gruelling 10000 miles across Europe, through mountains and into Asia including deserts and all imaginable terrain in between.
Why therefore should anyone think they could tackle such an event in a Nissan Leaf.
I think the whole reason is to challenge some of the myths around ownership of Electric Vehicles like the Nissan leaf.
Anyone prepared to travel from Goodwood Racing Circuit in Chichester UK and finishing in Ulan-Ude on the far east side of Russia has to have complete faith in being able to charge the vehicle each and every day.
If you want to be a part of the adventure there is a crowd funding page where you can donate and qualify for a variety of perks – just click the link
Chris Ramsey of Plug In Adventures has great confidence in getting to the finish line, he has have made previous long distance trips such as John O Groats to lands End and back in 24 hours in a Nissan leaf.
If you want to discover more about Chris Ramsey and why he has chosen this adventure watch the video interview below where he sets out the why and how he intends to make this trip viable.
Chris used to be a shop floor manager in the Oil & Gas Industry but due to the down turn in that industry was made redundant.
Far from a bad thing Chris has used the opportunity to become a Electric Vehicle Advocate.
In the above video they discuss the decline in fossil fuel and the development of Electric Vehicles.
I thought I would bring the question more up to date?
He goes on to say there are 330 teams entering the rally this year.
The theme of the rally is to take an old rusty banger all the way to southern Siberia just for the adventure!
Despite the criteria (There are no banger leafs yet!) the organisers have allowed his entry due to the unique challenges faced with charging an EV.
Now I can see no problems with his desire to travel 100 -150 miles a day stopping for a top up at lunchtime in Europe but after that????
Well Chris is optimistic when he states there are lots of 240v domestic charging opportunities no matter how far East you go!
He sees the interest in Electric vehicles and the curiosity helping in using existing electric supplies as a source of EV top ups.
He further sees this as an opportunity to educate businesses and schools along the way.
Chris is clearly on a mission of education and adventure.
I shall be following his journey with great interest.
You can see more of the car in this short video below
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