Past Meetup

Circumnavigating Earth in a Tesla Model S - by Don Christian

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"Circumnavigating Earth in a Tesla Model S - the Longest EV trip in the world"


See the yellow stars marking the charging spots for the EV teams:

credit: Don Christian and Google Earth

by Don Christian

"Eleven EVs traveled around the world in 80 days last year. It was a harrowing journey: cable fires, car-sized potholes, overheated batteries in the Gobi Desert, painfully slow 120V charging from U.S. wall sockets and border agents seeking “pistols.” ...

Don Christian and a group of 40 adventurous souls set out last summer to ease those concerns by doing the unthinkable: circle the planet in electric vehicles, burning not a drop of gasoline.

With the help of cargo planes to get across the oceans, 11 battery-powered vehicles – mostly Teslas – set out from Barcelona last June for Elduro 2016, a tour organized by 80edays, a group of EV enthusiasts whose goal was to replicate Jules Verne’s famous story of a race around the world in 80 days.

Christian, from Fremont, CA, and a former executive with Divergent 3D, was a passenger in a Tesla Model S owned and driven by Alan Soule, a fellow Californian. They were the only American team, while the others came from Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. * * * "

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Drivers Alan Soule and Don Christian pose by their chariot.

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Come hear DON tell his amazing story!!

Here is Don receiving some cultural lessons in Mongolia!

photo credit: Don Christian

See the yellow stars marking the charging spots for the EV teams in Eurasia:

photo credit: Don Christian and Google Earth


1. 12:00...Pay $11 cash 1st, then start your Buffet (Salad+Pizza+Drink... you get ALL these goodies, people)

SHOW up @ Round Table Pizza (

4400 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 12:00 PM

2. 12:15..We'll start the meeting so we can get folks back to work (yes, we must).

3. 1:30 Close meeting. (Hang around afterwards for networking, or leave early's all up to YOU!)

C U there.

Chris Novak, EVEsv Pres., [masked]