Once they got back home, Antonin and Xavier held a livestream video chat with some of the people (called "pluggers") who helped power their global journey (you can watch it below). This is the part where the Odyssey's official mission – "to improve the image of electric cars with the general public and reassure people concerning their use" – was proved successful. Electric vehicles might be getting more and more common, but round-the-world drives will always be interesting and full of great people.
After eight months, 25,000 kilometres, 17 countries crossed and almost 300 charges for just €250 of electricity, the CITROËN C-ZERO arrived back in Strasbourg, France, today. It is the first production electric car to complete a round-the-world tour. Antonin and Xavier, the two heroes of the Electric Odyssey, talked about the highlights of their journey in a videoconference with some of the "pluggers" they met on their travels. Relive the event on CITROËN's Facebook page...
With their CITROËN C-ZERO, Antonin and Xavier have arrived back in Strasbourg, the starting point last February of the Electric Odyssey, the first round-the-world tour in an electric vehicle. Their objective was clear: to improve the image of electric cars with the general public and reassure people concerning their use. An objective that they have now reached thanks to the full-electric technology of the CITROËN C-ZERO, the flag-bearer in their adventure.. This round-the-world tour was also a unique experience in human solidarity, thanks in particular to the many 'pluggers' who helped recharge the CITROËN C-ZERO. And a "round-the-web" tour also, conveying a responsible message with international reach. To view the videoconference organised via Google+ Hangout at midday in Strasbourg, featuring Antonin, Xavier and some of the 'pluggers' they met during their travels, see CITROËN's Facebook® page: www.facebook.com/citroen CITROËN would like to thank Antonin and Xavier for their determination, optimism and daring, three values that have always been part of the Marque.