Tesla Roadster EV Trip Around the World Back on Track!
After an unfortunate event which took place in Germany, less than 1,000 km (600 miles) before reaching its final destination, Rafael de Mestre’s second round-the-world trip is back on track (we were there for the first one, as well), after a team of mechanics from Tesla Munchen managed to reassemble his Roadster in no time.
Aside from the lightning-quick repair job, the Tesla proved to be an extremely solid machine, and all that needed to be replaced were a few panels on the front – no structural damage whatsoever occurred in the crash, otherwise it really would have been all over. A nice touch is that they kept the bent and distorted number plate, just to show what the Roadster had been through – we like that.
Now, Rafael is set to reach his final destination of Barcelona, in Spain, three days from now, on September 9th. After reaching Spain, he will then head north, towards Strasbourg, in France, in order to rack up a total of 25,000 driven kilometers.
Strasbourg is also the endpoint for another EV trip around the world, the ‘Electric Odyssey’, undertaken by two French adventurers in a Citroen C-Zero. They should be reaching the French city some time in February of 2013.
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