Over the course of 10 days, the first-ever event of its kind race, eight teams of drivers — of various backgrounds and skill levels — will race across the US, from New York City to Los Angeles, using only electric vehicles.
The race, “Charge Across America,” will be featured in a gripping multi-part docuseries, but extends well beyond the world of reality television. The race will help highlight key technologies and exponential gains made in the world of electric vehicles, while also underscoring just how feasible it is right now for drivers all over the US to potentially adapt to these energy efficient cars.
The teams will brave the expected elements that come with a long-distance driving race — route navigation, fatigue, inclement weather, tough terrain, and others. They’ll also overcome the unique challenges that come with driving electric vehicles, such as identifying charging stations along the way and strategizing how much mileage they can clock in before recharging.
The first team to reach Los Angeles will be named the winner, and will drive off with a prize. But all participants, sponsors, and viewers alike will benefit from witnessing firsthand how viable, and exhilarating electrical vehicles are today and how we can, together, pave the way to zero emissions.