World's longest electric road trip ends in New Zealand

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  • Friday, 19 Jul 2019

Dutchman Wiebe Wakker holds a charging cable as he poses with his electric vehicle, the Blue Bandit, after travelling 34 countries to reach Bluff, New Zealand's most southern tip, in this handout photo released July 19, 2019. Wiebe Wakker/Handout via REUTERS

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A Dutch sustainability advocate completed the longest ever journey in an electric vehicle in New Zealand on Friday after a three-year drive that took him through more than 30 countries.

Wiebe Wakker set off from the Netherlands in March 2016 in his "Blue Bandit" to showcase the potential of sustainable transport, funded by donations from those following his trip on social media.

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