Why are we going to Africa all-electric?
Climate change is a hot topic.
Traveling both for business and pleasure is changing.
The world is running out of fossil fuels; the most used source for traveling during the last 200 years.
Using fossil fuels for traveling generates a lot of CO2 emissions. The shortage, as well as the pollution, are reasons to look for alternatives.
A world premiere in the travel industry
Something that is never done before, but we believe WE can.
We, Maarten van Pel & Renske Cox, want to show the world what is possible driving an electric car for long distances in extreme circumstances and through countries where electric cars and charging stations are not implemented yet.
To do this we will charge the car with solar panels we take with us.
Electric cars are an alternative
The electric car has a lot of potential. However, the user will have to adapt.
1. It is no longer possible to fuel up in just 5 minutes
2. Fewer kilometers can be driven without a stop.
More and more people are switching to electric, however a lot of them rent a fossil fuel car for long distances traveling.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
While driving long-distance in an electric car, we will visit all kinds of projects that contribute to these four Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s):
- Affordable and clean energy
- Responsible consumption & Production
- Climate action / Protecting Nature
- Partnership for the goals
We will multiply the four SDG’s above by:
4 SDG’s x 4 ways to implement them. That is how 4x4electric was born as NGO.
We will share what we learn to inspire on what else could be done at home and at work.
Our goals as NGO
Find a way to make sustainable energy accessible off-grid as a mobile package.
At least 51% of our kilometers in Africa will be driven on electricity charged with our mobile charging package.
Drive through 30+ countries, of which many countries have no charging stations, and charge the car with our off-grid mobile charging package.
Gaining the trust of, and inspiring our followers, companies, and investors on what is possible in making our lives more sustainable.
Reach a public of more than 10 million people international.
Share our story on at least 20 different events in Europe and/or Africa.
Offer companies an opportunity to test new techniques that contribute to sustainable mobility. Our collected data and our learnings will be shared with the public.
Invite followers and partners at least 3 times when we are testing our off-grid mobile charging package.
Present our car and mobile charging package on at least 10 different events in Europe and/or Africa.
Inviting schools and universities to participate in our project to learn together with us.
At least 1.000 students will work on our project with us.
Share our story on at least 10 schools or universities.
Support the people/projects we visit by providing our network, knowledge, electricity from our car, and more.
Visit 52 people/projects on route that contribute to sustainability and share what we learn from them with our followers.
At least 30 new connections will be made between people, projects and companies helping them become more sustainable.