Electric Car Takes Off on Kenya – South Africa Adventure

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For the first time, an electric vehicle is attempting an unassisted journey from Nairobi to Johannesburg, South Africa – a distance of 4,800 kilometers (2,982 miles).
The driver is Xavier Chevrin, who left today after a sendoff news conference Thursday at the Nairobi headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme.


Peter Gilruth, director of UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment, flagged off the bright orange vehicle, which drove off with barely a hum from its silent electric motor.”


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