Global traveller ran out of power only on the Stuart Highway

2595 Plug Me InThe only stretch on his trip from Amsterdam to Uluru through 33 countries where a Dutch adventurer needed a tow was the 255 kilometers between Glendambo and Coober Pedy.


Wiebe Wakker covered the other 80,000 kilometres in his electric car, recharging it as he went along his “Plug Me In” journey which started on March 15, 2016, enjoying hospitality from more than 350 people who offered him food, shelter and – well – a powerpoint.


His car, nick-named the Blue Bandit, has a range of 200 km.


He is now on his way to Alice Springs, with Sydney as his final destination, having already crossed the Nullabor “which everyone assumed wouldn’t be possible in an electric car,” he says in a media release.


“My aim is to inspire, educate and accelerate the transition to a zero carbon future.”


Mr Wakker says he managed to cross Europe, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia “without any money”.




Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor

2 Comments (starting with the most recent)

NB: If you want to reply to a previous comment, start your comment with this notation: @n where n is the number of the comment you want to reply to.
  1. Mark Wilson
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Would be a real accomplishment if the power he plugged into to recharge was actually renewable power. Most I suspect would have been fossil fuel based. So what precisely did it achieve, I wonder. Think I’ll wait for the hydrogen car.

    View Comment
  2. Peter Goed
    Posted November 2, 2018 at 9:21 am

    So he bludged on everyone else along the way and didn’t even bother to carry a small generator with him. Hardly proves anything except that he is not very bright.

    View Comment

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *