Peter Curran takes a 4,500 mile trans-European journey in an electric car. He prepares for his odyssey and heads for Denmark, accompanied by writer Richard Scrase. From June 2010.
Peter Curran is going on a bold, 4500 mile, trans-European journey in an electric car for BBC Radio 4.
En route, he will talk to all the major European carmakers to find out how close they are to getting their electric cars out on the road. He'll visit cities which are wiring up charging stations and ask politicians what they're doing to promote the electric cause.
Stopping off at manufacturing plants and research centres, Peter will hope that hotels and restaurants from Portugal to Norway allow him to plug the car in, and that the battery lasts long enough to get across Swiss mountains and the coastal plain of Andalusia.
By the end of the series he will have built up an impression of the state of electric car manufacturing and policy across the continent. His goal is to return to the UK in time to join the Brighton to London ECO-Rally, departing on July 7th.
Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.
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