World’s Longest Car Parade
Denmark opened the way for others as they recently organized the longest electric car parade in the world. The parade was part of a festival that celebrates the opening of a new street that bypasses the beautiful city of Silkeborg. The project was controversial because it led directly through a unique landscape, but even the skeptics were silent when they saw the result. It is – for a highway – very nicely built. The Forumede Danske Elbilister (ADES), can now announce that Guinness World Records has recently validated the parade of more than 3 kilometers long of 402 electric cars from Silkeborg during the street opening ceremony, as a recording world.
But also sales in Denmark from vehicles with an electrical charge (CVD), including plug-in hybrids, fell 60.5 percent in the first quarter compared to the first three months of 2016 according to the latest data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers. (ACEA). On the other hand, there is an increase of almost 80% in neighboring Sweden and an average increase of 30% in the European Union.
Denmark, the world market leader for wind energy, whose failed electric car trial failed in the early 1980s, was captured by them. Their bicycles bought 5,298 of them in 2015, more than twice as much as this year in Italy, which is more than ten times the size of Denmark.
Tesla, whose sales exploded at this time, moved to Denmark, and CEO Elon Musk jumped on a visit to Copenhagen, hoping his company cars sales would rise.
Electric vehicles (EV) have many advantages over conventional gasoline / diesel vehicles. EV owners have the benefit of lower operating costs. The current required to charge the electric vehicle is approximately one-third per kilometer as purchase gas for a similar vehicle. Maintaining electric cars is also cheaper compared to maintaining fuel cars.
An electric battery vehicle has far less moving areas compared to conventional gasoline / diesel car. In addition, there is comparatively little maintenance, and there are no costly exhaust systems, starters, injection systems, radiators, sparkplugs and many other items that are not needed in an electric vehicle.