Meet the man driving around the world in an electric car (who’s stuck in Indonesia)
“HORROR, worst case scenario” is how Wiebe Wakker described his predicament. “I’ve run into a lot of problems which I’m solving at the moment. Mechanics from Holland need to fly in.” Stuck in Surabaya, Indonesia for more than two months, his electric vehicle dubbed the Blue Bandit had broken down after making it all the way from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The epic journey prior – across Europe, the Middle East and Asia – saw him relying upon the generosity of strangers for food, shelter and electricity to recharge his vehicle. The Plug Me In project, as Wakker has called it, aims to promote sustainability and demonstrate that renewable technologies can replace old ones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=0AdJ8ou-uCAVideo can’t be loaded: Plug Me In | Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=0AdJ8ou-uCA) SEE ALSO: Communist China is leading the electric vehicle revolution “Sustainability is not just solar panels or green agriculture. You can do really cool things with sustainability,” Wakker told Asian Correspondent in a phone interview, noting that the idea was inspired by his love of travel and the need to complete a final assignment for his events management degree at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. “I told my teacher for my final project I want to travel around the world. He said ‘you’re crazy’,” Wakker recalled. Yet a few months later, he was on the road. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Meet the man driving around the world in an electric car (who’s stuck in Indonesia), simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
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