A World first
Citroën’s C-Zero has become the first standard electric car to drive around the world.
Driven by a two-man team comprising engineers Xavier Degon (27) and Antonin Guy (28), the battery-powered vehicle successfully navigated 17 countries to cover 25,000km, or 15,500 miles, over an eight-month period on €250/£202 of electricity.
The pair started their journey on Saturday 11 February 2012, setting off from Strasbourg and driving across Europe, North America, Japan, South East Asia, China and Russia, before re-entering Europe and finishing back in Strasbourg.
The tour aimed to promote the image of electric vehicles to the greater public as a practical, environmentally considerate mode of transport that can meet daily driver requirements, whilst at the same time exceeding the expectations of what an electric powertrain can accomplish.
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