New World Record Set As 746 Electric Vehicles Drive In Procession In The Netherlands – Video

8 months ago by Steven Loveday 11

Electric Vehicles

World Record Setting Electric Vehicle Parade in the Netherlands

Although the Guinness Book of World Records has yet to officially recognize this substantial feat, 746 electric vehicles paraded in the Netherlands, on the A270, from Helmond and Eindhoven, to set a new world record.

The 3.6 kilometer stretch of road was closed in Brabant, a province in the south of the Netherlands, to make way for the festivities.

The event was organized in advance by Rotary Club member Eindhoven Eeckaerde. Participating vehicles ranged from Teslas, to Nissans and Renaults. There were also a number of electric buses, trucks, bikes, and Segways. A solar car was also featured in the parade. The previous record had been set in Berlin in May of 2015 and included 577 EVs.

All monies raised as part of the event will be donated to an educational program for children in disadvantaged neighborhoods. It’s about time that we had one of these in the U.S. California could easily organize a charitable parade of electric vehicles to parallel this.

As some bonus coverage, Reijer Kok send InsideEVs the (above) drone video footage he took of the event, kicking off from the Automotive Campus Helmond in the Netherlands

Below you’ll find video and some images of the world record parade.

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11 responses to "New World Record Set As 746 Electric Vehicles Drive In Procession In The Netherlands – Video"

  1. Assaf says:

    Cute! Love the 20-second twitter version.

    But why were the Segways at the end heading the opposite direction? Was it symbolic? 🙂

  2. GrokGrok says:

    My guess is that any of the freeways in the San Francisco Bay area at rush hour would easily beat this number of EVs. (Only slightly joking…)

    1. Cor says:

      I am in SF Bay Area traffic with my EV every day and I agree 😉

    2. speculawyer says:

      Yep. I can’t go out for a run without seeing some 8+ EVs in my neighborhood.

      Someone needs to do some research on gasoline sales in the various areas of the SF bay area and whether they have dropped by a measurable amount.

  3. Ocean Railroader says:

    Every Oil Minster’s worst nightmare the streets filled to the gills with EV’s.

    But I really would wounder what all of these EV’s gathering in one area would do to power demand as a experiment.

  4. Dav8or says:

    Finally! Somebody demonstrated that some people like to buy and operate electric cars, EV fans like to congratulate themselves and most important, that EVs can successfully traverse 3.6km without running out of power, or breaking down! Job well done!

    Almost as pointless as the endless drag racing demonstrations.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      No doubt there are many gearhead and “diesel sniffer” forums online where your EV-hater posts would be welcomed. Why don’t you stick to those, instead of making troll posts here, where they are neither wanted nor appreciated?

  5. Jim Whitehead says:

    Does the mini-Tesla count as an EV by Guinness? I bet the boy driving it thinks his EV is the best in the world. 🙂

  6. While I’m living in the Netherlands I didn’t participate with my 2012 Leaf… I would have to quick charge two times just to get there, only to arrive almost empty and to find not being able to charge because of 746 EV’s swarming the charge stations (-; LOL

    1. Mister G says:

      How many bars have you lost?

    2. Reijer says:

      I visited the event with my 2013 Nissan Leaf. By the Fastned chargers around the event there where like 30 electric cars for two fast chargers. Some had to wait a whopping three hours before they could start charging