Longest EV parade: 507 breaks record

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Cars gather at De Anza College, Cupertino in rediness for the parade. Photo credit: Frank Mokaya

This past weekend, as part of this years National Drive Electric Week events, a new Guinness World Record was set for the longest all-electric vehicle parade; 507 vehicles.

The parade was organized by San Francisco BayLEAFs and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Electric Auto Association. Every vehicle was zero-emission, all-electric and perhaps controversially, no hybrid-electrics were allowed.

The event was launched from De Anza Collage in Cupertino, CA, just a stones throw from Apple’s HQ and from SAP who were the main parade sponsor. Indeed, some executives from SAP were part of the parade in a Tesla Model S.

“Congratulations on helping to drive the future of automotive technology,” said Philip Robertson, Guinness World Record Judge, as he presented the certificate to a cheering crowd of thousands. “This is a change moment.”

The event exceeded the previous record set in Stuttgart, Germany just five months ago. Their event saw 481 cars.

Courtesy of PlugInAmerica, you can see an aerial view of the parade that shows the scale of the operation, and rather shows off the scale of the college solar array too.

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