Over 200 teams expected to join largest electric vehicle event in the world

The World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) the World’s biggest electric vehicle is set to be bigger than ever in 2018.  In its eight year it will travel through two different countries at separate times – Switzerland (8th to the 16th of June) and Austria (21st to the 29th of September).

Hundreds of EV enthusiasts from many countries will travel 1,600 kilometres over eight days through mountain passes and the most spectacular sights of the Alps. As well as an adventurous holiday the WAVE Trophy participants will visit interesting towns, green companies and schools.

The WAVE Trophy also has a serious goal of raising awareness of green transport and promoting sustainable living. In addition it is an opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about electric vehicles, to network and socialise. Phoenix Contact, one of the top suppliers of electric vehicles charging systems, is the main sponsor of the Wave Trophy this year.

The Wave Trophy brings together conventional and wacky EVs from many countries. One of the high points will be WAVE Switzerland’s stop at the first Formula E race in Zurich, Switzerland on 10 June 2018. The WAVE theme for 2018 is is “Green Future Tour”, which means that the Rally will stop at many companies focused on sustainable transport solutions. On these the EV teams will get a unique insight to how these companies working there plans for the green future. Both WAVEs run for approximately 1,600 km, each lasting eight days and the routes go through the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery of the two Alpine countries.