Last night’s trip to Mainau Island went great and the WAVE teams also got to see a special showing of Revenge of the Electric Car alongside the films director Chris Paine. The island is usually off limits to all cars but a special exception was made for the WAVE.
The WAVE teams were welcomed to the island by Gräfin Bettina Bernadotte can be seen in this video:
Marc Kudling also sent us some photos of some electric vehicles parked outside the island’s castle:
As with yesterday the WAVE split into two today to visit some more schools. Group 1 visited two schools in Rheinfelden, Germany while Group 2 went to Eschenbach, Germany then Kaltbrunn, Switzerland and finally to a school in Wattwil, Switzerland.
While Group 2 got to visit more schools, Group 1 got the very special opportunity to cross the usually closed hydroelectric power dam to cross from Germany into Switzerland.
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The two WAVE groups then re-joined each other in Baar, Switzerland where they were given an official welcome from Vice Mayor Paul Langenegger and a group photo was taken.
Finally the WAVE moved on to Einsiedeln, Switzerland where the teams were treated to a tour of the city and monastery and an evening presentation in the hotel.
Yesterday we told you about the mini-competitions that are held along the way on the WAVE. Today we noticed a tweet that we had missed in which Team 37 Green Motorsport – EV Matters (GBR) won the competition for longest drive to get to the WAVE. Brian and Jean Orr are the members of the winning team and did this feat in a Mitsubishi i-Miev. Way to go!
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