At the turn of the 20th century, a few intrepid drivers attempted to prove the viability of the automobile by racing around the globe from New York to Paris. Some 102 years later, a group calling themselves "Project Evie" look to do a very similar thing to prove the viability of electric cars: starting in New Zealand, the team will drive two electric cars through seventy countries across six continents. Finding suitable charging locations will be the least of their worries, as the teams will travel through dangerous conditions (such as minefields) and make hostile border crossings (Pakistan into India).
The teams will rely on electricity donated from industrial sources along their route. If all goes as planned, the journey will take an estimated 18 months to complete.