A company called ZEF Energy announced a cool event on 12-13 April - the 24 Hour Electric Vehicle Charging Challenge.

It's about electric cars and DC fast charging them in 24 hours through CHAdeMO. A goal has beenset for 100 cars (each charged once), which would be about 15-minutes for one from a single charger (Tesla adapter available). There is no word on Combo plug.

Part of the reason for the event is to raise awareness about fast charging capabilities and of course to set a new Guinness Book World Record.

Even more surprising is that such a cool project is launched in Minnesota, obviously not the largest market for EVs.

If you can help with the world record attempt, sign up and get free hot pizza and coffee to celebrate the record.

"Help Set An EV World Record In MPLS

We are celebrating and raising awareness of the unprecedented spread of Fast Chargers in the Metro, making it easier than ever for you to drive your EV without limits.

Say goodbye to range anxiety and celebrate with us by setting a Guinness Book World Record. You have an opportunity to make electric vehicle history by participating in the 24 Hour Electric Vehicle Charging Challenge.

Our goal is to fast charge 100 PEVs within 24 hours to set a Guinness Book World record at this event!

We will have a PEV charging every fifteen minutes around the clock.  The unique location for this event is the 36 Lyn Refuel Station —a gas station that has a DC fast charger.

To be successful, we need each of you who have PEVs with fast charging capabilities to participate. 

There will be a CHAdeMO adapter for Tesla owners—so sign up your Tesla. For those who participate you will be rewarded with hot pizza from Galactic Pizza, Peace coffee, and possibly some giveaways.

The charging of PEVs will be recorded through time-lapse video over the 24 hours and will be made into a YouTube video.  We have invited local media to cover the event, join us in making history! We can’t do it without your support!  


WHEN: For 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 and ends at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13th SIGN UP: We need you to sign up for your spot to make sure everyone gets a charge. Sign up here.


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