World Electric Vehicle Parade Participants Line Up

World Electric Vehicle Parade Participants Line Up

The existing record was shattered when electric vehicles hit the street on August 31, in Oslo, Norway.

225 is no longer the mark to beat.

260 is the new world record.

At the World Electric Vehicle Parade (an annual event), 260 EVs lined up to take down London's record of 225.

Why the focus on setting a new record?  Here's what the organizers of the World Electric Vehicle Parade say:

"Our aim is to establish a new World Record of parading electric vehicles by beating the existing World Record of London with 225 EVs. We hope the new record will inspire both the national and global community and alert policy makers on how mass adoption of emission free transport is already possible and desirable regarding to sustainable mobility based on renewables, urban health issues, noise reduction, integrated solutions and generally raising urban quality of life."

Next year, Beijing will host the annual event and will be tasked to taking down the new 260-vehicle record.

How do you set such a record?  Here's the criteria:

  • We must drive more than (insert number of vehicles here) electric vehicles.
  • We must drive further than 2.2 km.
  • All wheels must be rolling at the same time.
  • If a gas, or diesel car were to disrupt the line of EVs, the record will be invalid.
Seems a bit tricky, but if organized well, it can be done.

Here's some celebratory video shot after the record had fallen.