It's the little EV that could.
The car in question here is an all-electric Citroen C-Zero (a rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEV) that two French engineers, Xavier Degon and Antonin Guy, are driving around the world, making it to China earlier this month. When we looked in on the Electric Odyssey in April, the drivers were in the Rockies. They started in Strasbourg, France last February and spent June in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
Even though the trip has been all-electric (well, not counting the fossil fuel required to get the car over the oceans), Citroen used the Odyssey's arrival in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, as "an opportunity to draw attention to its environmental strategy and the various solutions implemented by the Marque worldwide. For example: continuous improvements to combustion engines, the development of new hybrid-linked technologies, and all-electric vehicles." Using an EV adventure - one where the message is "If we can drive round the world in an electric car, you can use it for most of your day-to-day journeys" - to promote combustion engines? That's kind of ironic, no?
The Electric Odyssey is scheduled to arrive in Kazakhstan on August 10th and is in an electric race around the world against Rafael de Mestre and his Tesla Roadster. You can learn more about the Electric Odyssey on the website and see a video of the car in Japan below.
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