‘We’re going to rush home on Wednesday and then it will be the end of our tour’, says STORM-teams Bob de Vries in one of the many videoblogs the team has put fourth.
The final stage in an 80-day trip around the world. The STORM Wave will go from Paris to Eindhoven: 500 kilometres.
Upon completing the final stage the book on the worldtrip will be closed after more than a year of preparation. In september 2015, the work on the bike -the world’s first electric tourbike- first started, in July 2016, the bike was revealed at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Finally, on the 14th of August of this year, the bike left for the roadtrips first stage towards Munich.
We haven’t decided on what the next big step will be for us. In the final stage, between Paris and Eindhoven, the bike won’t drive solo. About 15 Tesla’s will join the STORM Wave towards Eindhoven. In the cars, the team-members will be driven. In the German city of Born everyone on the team will get on an electric bus. Different electric vehicles will join the bus and the team in a motorcade. In total, some 40 electric vehicles will join in.
After the trip, the bike will attend different fairs and will be shown to the public on different occasions. Which road the bike will eventually take, has not become clear yet. “We haven’t decided on what the next big step will be for us”, says team-member Bas Verkaik.