More school visits were on the cards for today. The WAVE teams split into three to cover them all, meeting up again Schwyz, Switzerland in preparation for the next stage. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Group A headed to Schwyz by visiting a school in Oberägeri, Switzerland on route. Group B made their way there by visiting a school in Steinen, Switzerland and Group C headed straight to Schwyz to visit a school there.
— CHAdeMO (@CHAdeMO_eu) June 5, 2014
Team 46 CHAdeMO (FRA) can be seen in this photo. The van is driven by Natalia and Jolanta Kozdra. Meeting in Schwyz all the teams were welcomed to the city and given a tour of its picturesque buildings and surroundings. The teams then split up again to visit even more schools. Group A heading to Mittelpunkt-schule, Schwyz, Group B heading to Brunnen and Group C heading to Bürglen. Following this busy morning the WAVE rendezvoused in Andermatt, Switzerland which is ideally situated to allow WAVE teams to either catch the car-carrying train to Ulrichen, Switzerland or to take the Furka Pass.
Team 45 Retro Rolling Rosita (SUI) show how an e-Smart towing a caravan makes for the perfect holiday trip. The e-Smart is driven by Gerold Huber and Alber Künzli.
The pass is sometimes closed due to weather conditions, but today the WAVE teams were able to choose their own route at this point. Depending on personal preference and the team’s car’s abilities different teams chose different options. However those who were able to take the pass were treated to a 30 minute hike at Hotel Belvedere where they were able to see the Rhone Glacier.
The Ferka Pass has an elevation of 2429m and was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger. It gave the teams with the right amount of electrons in their battery and unrivalled view over the mountains and countries surrounding that pass itself.
Joining up again as one big WAVE at the Ulrichen airport, the teams competed in the slalom competition put on by the WAVE organisers.
For this evening the WAVE was broken into two groups. The longer ranged vehicles went to Saas Fee, Switzerland while the cars that didn’t have the range went to Gluringen, Switzerland. Both teams were given official welcomes to their overnight towns followed by a dinner to fill up those growling stomachs after a long day of promoting electric vehicles.
We’ve been sent some amazing photos, here are some of our favourites from yesterday.
…and here are some from today!
You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.