The quest: 20,000 km – 120 days – 16 countries – 3 friends – 3 wheels – 2 electric batteries – 1 solar panel
Today we want to share with you this daring idea that came from 3 adventurous students: to travel from Bangkok to Toulouse in an electric vehicle (Tuk tuk) to promote eco traveling and cleaner sources of energy.
The Pilgreens is a group of three eco-friendly guys that are prepared to go on a incredible journey across Asia and Europe on the wheels of a tuk tuk (a three-wheeled motorized vehicle usually used as a taxi). Remy Fernandes-Dandre and Karen Koulakian from France, along with Ludwig Merz from Germany, started their adventure on August 9 in a modified electric tuk tuk equipped with 2 batteries and a solar panel on the roof, with the objective of traversing 15 countries in 120 days. And if you think that such a distance is really difficult to achieve, it appears that their hybrid tuk tuk can reach speeds of up to 100km/h.
“The Pilgreens came along when they shared their ideas and interests about environmentally-friendly matters with each other, after they have decided to take up the challenge of a 20,000 km ride from Bangkok, Thailand to Toulouse, France with an electric Tuk Tuk in the summer 2015. This idea of a prospective travel experience across Eurasia is what started The Pilgreens. It fulfils their ambition to promote cleaner sources of energy and collect a first set of data about the perception of electric mobility in countries such as Laos, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia etc.” as they state in their long-term plan.
“They founded The Pilgreens as a response to their aspiration to become active participants in the fight against climate change. By doing so, they intend to analyze and change the perception of electric mobility, and initiate projects with a focus on selected developing countries.” writes the DailyMail.
The trio’s plan is to arrive in Toulouse in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.