It has been a wonderful day, when Louis, the tour director, called us to gather for a WAVE 2017 briefing at the Electric Fun Day in Buochs, Switzerland.
Team Jules Verne 2.0 did choose to take this opportunity to end the day with a driver over the top of the Klausenpass. It gave us a spectacular view on mountain peaks in the central part of Switzerland.
It’s 12 days to go to the start of the Grand Tour of Switzerland when the WAVE 2017 kicks off at Bürkliplatz in Zurich. The clock is ticking and Martin and I are getting more and more excitied 🙂
Published for the very first time on Januar 30th, 1873, titled Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, Phileas Fogg raced for his live around the world in 80 days.
Jules Verne, well known as the Science Fiction Pioneer of all times, laid the foundation for Jules Verne 2.0
Steam Punk Sonja connects to current times some 143 years later,
when another group of crazy guys took off from Barcelona on June 16th 2016 in there 100 % electric vehicles for another race around the world
finishing on September 4th 2016 at the Arc de Triomf of Barcelona
Team Jules Verne 2.0 shall transport the spirit of this journey throughout the WAVE 2017 on the Grand Tour of Switzerland.
The First Ever Tesla Roadster to Circumnavigate the World in 80 Days.
The WAVE trophy 2017 will be the first event after the remarkable EL-DURO endurance test for 100% electric vehicles has finished in the summer of 2016.
Thanks to Rafael de Mestre for organizing 80edays and giving us the chance to do it together with all 80edays teams in record time of 80 days.
Blue shall transport the story of 80edays throughout the famous WAVE trophy while doing the Grand Tour of Switzerland in 2017.
What a happy moment to celebrate for the three of us, Martin Wimmer from Austria as co-driver and navigator (left), me from Switzerland as team leader (right) and of course the most important partner Blue our Tesla Roadster 3.0.
Martin and I met mid February 2017 at the Swiss Science Center in Winterthur for a first 1:1 and of course for a lovely diner at Al Giardino in downtown Winterthur.
We are both looking forward to bring Blue to the start line in downtown Zurich on June 9th. It is going to be the Grand Tour of Switzerland. This route will soon get fully covered with charge points, so everyone can easily make it with an electric vehicle 🙂
Another example how the roadster crew is managing with the space challenge inside the roadster cabin. The electric blue bag 😉 includes the following items:
- 1 iPad
- 1 BlackBerry phone
- 1 Galaxy S3 phone
- 1 battery pack ( 4 Li-Ion batteries, eg. used for the Canon camera)
- 1 iPod
- 1 power bus
- 1 power charging cable
- all item charging cables, bold pens, writing paper, the flag, cards, cash and many more small items used for daily events, driving etc.
Organizing and optimizing space in the trunk and the cabin is intensifying. There is absolutely no doubt, that team Electric Blue is mastering all this 😀