Η Citroën ανακοίνωσε ότι το δίδυμο Xavier Degon και Antonin Guy ολοκλήρωσαν το γύρο του κόσμου οδικώς με ένα Citroen C-Zero.

Το ταξίδι διήρκεσε οχτώ μήνες, διέσχισε 17 χώρες και “έγραψε” 25.000 χλμ καταναλώνοντας μόνο €250 αξία ηλεκτρικού ρεύματος.

Είναι ουσιαστικά ένα Mitsubishi i-Miev και Peugeot iOn με τα σήματα της Citroen και εφοδιάζεται και αυτό με εναν ηλεκτρομαγνητικό κινητήρα 64 ίππων και 18 κιλών ροπής που τροφοδοτείται από 88 μπαταρίες ιόντων λιθίου 50Ah η καθεμία, συνολικής αυτονομίας 130 χιλιομέτρων. Η κίνηση μεταδίδεται στους πίσω τροχούς μέσω ενός κιβωτίου ταχυτήτων μιας ταχύτητας με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να έρχονται 15 δευτερόλεπτα ενώ η μέγιστη ταχύτητα ανέρχεται στα 130 χλμ.

To αξιοσημείωτο της υπόθεσης είναι ότι το ταξίδι ξεκίνησε πριν την απόφαση των εταιριών να διακόψουν προσωρινά την παραγωγή των ηλεκτρικών αυτοκινήτων τους.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT MONTHS WITH CITROËN C-ZERO’S ELECTRIC ODYSSEY

  • A Citroën C-Zero has become the first production 100% electric car to drive around the world
  • The ‘Electric Odyssey’ took in 17 countries in eight months covering 25,000km (15,500miles) on just €250 (£202) worth of electricity
  • Drivers Xavier Degon & Antonin Guy finished their global journey in Strasbourg, France on 24 September

Citroën’s C-Zero has become the first standard electric car to drive around the world. Driven on an ‘Electric Odyssey’ 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 just €250/£202 of electricity.Xavier and Antonin started their Electric Odyssey 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.

Helping the pair along the way was the generosity of each country as members of the public donated their plug sockets to give the C-Zero its daily charge. People who offered electricity to charge the C-Zero became affectionately known as ‘Pluggers’.

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.

Beyond the technological challenge, the journey was also a human adventure, giving Xavier and Antonin the opportunity to meet, connect with and unite people from right across the world, experiencing kindness and generosity right throughout their travels.

To find out more about the Electric Odyssey with C-Zero and see full details of the driving route and the experience of the drivers, please visit: www.electric-odyssey.com