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Podcast: a 93,000km electric vehicle roadtrip

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Chris Williamson
07 May 2019
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Wiebe Wakker crossing the Nullabor in his converted Volkswagen Golf EV


AGL’s Content Producer Chris Williamson sat down with Wiebe Wakker, who is challenging the myth of the short-ranged electric vehicle with a 93,000km EV road trip.

Wiebe is the creator of the Plug Me In Project, which has taken him – and his EV, a converted VW Golf – across 33 countries from the Netherlands to Australia over three years, all without visiting a single petrol station.

Also covered in their conversation:

  • How Australia made him want to make the 93,000km road trip
  • Why the world’s biggest producer of oil is embracing renewables – in a big way
  • How infrastructure is the biggest hurdle facing the Australian market
  • Why EVs are perfect for Australian drivers
  • Why Coober Pedy is his favourite place