iMark1
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Electric Odyssey

Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:52 am

Two guys in their Citroen C-Zero (U.S. Mitsubishi i analog) are driving their EV around the world. Bay area iMiev people, would you like to meet up with the tour? Now in the Tahoe area, they are bound for S.F.

Electric Odyssey's facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/electric.odyssey

Electric Odyssey's real-time location map:
http://www.electric-odyssey.com/lodyssee/le-parcours


Enjoy!

Mark Freidberg
OEVA/EAA member in Portland, Oregon

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Re: Electric Odyssey

Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:37 pm

iMark1 wrote:Two guys in their Citroen C-Zero (U.S. Mitsubishi i analog) are driving their EV around the world. Bay area iMiev people, would you like to meet up with the tour? Now in the Tahoe area, they are bound for S.F.

Electric Odyssey's facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/electric.odyssey

Electric Odyssey's real-time location map:
http://www.electric-odyssey.com/lodyssee/le-parcours


Enjoy!

Mark Freidberg
OEVA/EAA member in Portland, Oregon


Mark, Thanks for posting this.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: Electric Odyssey

Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:40 am

Glad to do it John. It looks like they will be at the All Saints Church Episcopal Church of Palo Alto this (Friday) evening beginning 5pm. The address is 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto CA 94301.

http://www.frenchfilmclubofpaloalto.org/index.php
http://www.frenchfilmclubofpaloalto.org/next.php


Mark

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Re: Electric Odyssey

Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:22 am

I had been running late and thus was able to only briefly talk with them. They're doing nothing special - just driving the car normally. The only problem they've had so far is a rock punctured the radiator. Here's a photo of the car with its snazzy wrap:
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Hare trips up, but beats tortise... (Tesla beats our Czero)

Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:08 am

The scrappy Spaniard in a Tesla Roadster that hopped into challenger position after the Electric Odyssey began and quickly leap-frogged the French team had a pretty serious collision only 1000 km from the finish line, but got the car repaired in only 3 days! He's back on track to beat 'em.
http://www.1e-race.com/
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Re: Electric Odyssey

Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:40 pm

they will soon come to Poland and will drive near my location (KATOWICE) :) :D
how to meet them? ;)

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Re: Electric Odyssey

Fri May 05, 2017 10:19 am

As a supplement to Rick's Route 66 trip, thought I'd look up this oldie. I forgot to keep tracking these two intrepid Frenchmen after they left California. They evidently made it around the world in the C-Zero, and this is at a time when very few charging stations were in place.

Here's another writeup as they were passing through California:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1074226_long-distance-electric-car-trip-two-french-guys-one-i-miev

Here is the link to their Facebook page, which shows a photo of their i-MiEV in the middle of a Chinese desert in their October 18, 2012, post:

https://www.facebook.com/electric.odyssey/

I have difficulty navigating Facebook and using Google Translate on that website, so gave up digging any further. Now they're doing it on electric motorcycles?

Just continues to show that really long-distance travel is possible in an i-MiEV!
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Re: Electric Odyssey

Fri May 05, 2017 10:45 am

Just a FYI.
Many of the links from the article dont work.
They are the Gold Standard when it comes to worldwide iMiev travel.

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Re: Electric Odyssey

Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 am

JoeS wrote:Now they're doing it on electric motorcycles?

They did it in 80 days on homemade electric motorcycles:
https://www.storm-eindhoven.com/World_Tour_2016/schedule
Keith B.
driving with the power of 15.667 kettles

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