Team Green MotorSport has returned after participating in the 5th World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE). Starting in Plauen near Berlin, 90 teams from all over the world drove across Europe powered by energy sourced from the sun or wind. They visited over 20 towns en route, giving presentations to local communities, businesses and schools. The Green MotorSport buggy called the Tapir, is seen here at the highest point in Europe at 2750 meters in the Italian Alps. Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport Limited was accompanied in Vehicle 1 on WAVE by Leora Rosner of the Growing Air Foundation. Growing Air Foundation (GAF) is a non-profit organization raising funds to replant forests that have been destroyed or degraded. Continue Reading ->
After our tasterly breakfast of pastries and mugs of java we, Team Bravehearts, hit the road since Jack was nowhere in the neighborhood to affect any immediate change. Considering the fact that we were driving with the goal of eventually catching up with the rest of our group there passed before us, not just an unwinding tarmac but also a number of towns, cities and landscapes. They all began melting together into a parade not unlike that of a long line of elephants, trunk to tail and diverse in size and colour.
The first day of the WAVE began with, well, not a bang but a drive to Zwickau which for all intents and purposes would then lead us to the Sachsen ring followed by Chemnitz and winding up in Leipzig.
However, as we approached Zwickau the SAT NAV, in no uncertain terms, took a flying leap into an alternative universe where left became right and right became left which might be due to the fact that it was geared for steering wheels on the right side of ones vehicle. It led us through ever more confusing concentric circles leading nowhere. It began its own route towards the great state of confusion. I assumed the SAT NAG would hit the throttle at warp speed insuring a safe arrival at the Sachsen ring long before we had gotten there! Be that as it may and the number 42 the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy left us, pure and simple. Continue Reading ->
Green MotorSport is preparing for its annual drive around Europe powered by solar energy, in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) from 12th to 21st June. The purpose of WAVE is to evaluate the latest advances with battery electric vehicles powered by renewable energy and to give awards in several categories. This year the WAVE will start in Plauen near Berlin and visit over twenty towns and cities with demonstrations given at schools, local businesses, government offices and communities. The WAVE will finish in the high Alps, covering some of the most difficult terrain in Europe. Continue Reading ->