The Rotary Club Eindhoven Eeckaerde’s attempt at setting the record for the longest moving procession made up solely of electric cars will succeed. This is according to the organisers of the E-Parade. There is a possibility that the event, which will be held on Sunday, will set a total of five world records.
The current record for the longest procession of electric cars was set in Berlin in 2015. It stands at 576 vehicles. Besides the record for the longest procession, the E-Parade can also set world records for the longest parade, the most electric cars together and the most different brands of electrically driven vehicles. The fifth record could be for the longest procession of Segways.
Based on the number of registrations, these records can be achieved. The focus will be on the longest procession. The rest will be a bonus, say the organisers. There will be official observers from the Guinness Book of Records present at the E-Parade. Besides well-known brands of electric cars like Tesla and Toyota Prius, numerous special vehicles will be participating in the record attempt.
These include cars from Solar Team Eindhoven, the TU/e electric car and the new VDL and Bravo electric buses. Unique international models will also be coming to the Netherlands to take part in this record attempt, including a very expensive modified Mercedes SLS.
For the record attempt, the A270 highway between Helmond and Eindhoven will be closed for traffic. At 09:00 on Sunday, the participants will begin to gather at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the opening will be at 10:30 and at 11:00 the procession of electric cars will depart.
The Rotary Club Eindhoven Eeckaerde wants to raise funds for the Ontdekfabriek with this record attempt. They want to develop a curriculum for primary school pupils in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the region to help them become better acquainted with technology and sustainability.