BBC embarks on electric road tripDocumentary makers to drive 4000 miles in an EV
08 June 2010
The BBC will attempt to cover 4,000 miles across Europe in a Think City electric car as part of a documentary series entitled Electric Ride.
The BBC documentary will be broadcast on Radio 4 from 19 June and will see a team of four drive through a dozen countries including Denmark, Germany and Portugal to investigate the 'technology, infrastructure and political will behind the growth of EV culture'.
The team will employ a number of green driving techniques including gentle throttle application, anticipating road conditions ahead, driving with the windows up to minimise drag and carrying as light a load as possible, to help increase the range of this diminutive city car.
The expedition is scheduled to return on 7 July, so the Think City can compete in the Brighton to London Revolve Eco Rally 2010.
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