List of Successful Electric Vehicle Trips Around Australia

See also:

Round Australia Electric Highway

Round Aust Elec Highway - Road Trips and Media


This is the list of Electric Vehicles to have been successfully driven around Australia.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Must include (or come close to) Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Broome (preferably), Darwin, Cairns (preferably), Brisbane.
  • Must be a battery electric vehicle as opposed to a plug in hybrid.
  • Sufficient evidence e.g. photo blog showing vehicle at key dates/locations submitted to

We will stop at 100 so plan your trip fast!  Numbered certificates will be issued to the first 100.  Trophy for first 10 !


Order Finish Date Main Driver Co Drivers / Navigators Vehicle Colour Start - Finish Direction Notes
1 14 Nov 2011 Glen George Solo MG Conversion "Lectric" Blue Perth - Perth Clockwise First EV around Australia.  Support vehicle, mobile generator.  Later (2013), first EV to visit all states.
2 29 Sept 2016 Richard McNeall Danny McNeall, Phillip Vassallo, John Wybrow, Kristin Young Tesla Model S 90D "Tessie" Blue Melbourne - Melbourne Anticlockwise First without support vehicle or mobile generator.  First production EV.  First Tesla.  3 phase survey trip.  Later (2017), first unsupported EV Adelaide To Darwin via Red Centre.
3 22 Nov 2016 Jeff Johnson Solo Nissan Leaf "LE(OZ)AF" (Leaf Round Oz) Blue Sydney - Sydney Clockwise Charity drive in support of Newborn & pædiatric Emergency Transport (NETS) NSW.  Mobile generator.
4 20 June 2018 Sylvia Wilson Libby Whitehill, Eliza Baxby, Julia Crombie, Margaret Brown, Zoe Wilson, Kate Bell, Kate Wilson (+8yo grandson Angus) Tesla Model S 75 "Bluey" Blue Gladstone - Gladstone Clockwise First all-female.  First to travel the Round Australia Electric Highway.
5 31 Aug 2018

Steve (of the Nullarbor)  Burrell

Keita Burrell, Aleria Burrell (3yo) Tesla Model S P85D "KARR" Titanium Perth - Perth Clockwise

First family.  First EV to visit all states and mainland territories.  Earlier (2015), first unsupported EV to cross the Nullarbor.

6 2018 Harald Murphy Solo Tesla Model X 90D   Perth - Perth Clockwise First SUV.


2018 Wiebe Wakker Solo     Darwin - Sydney

Serpentine Route

Darwin Perth Port Augusta Tennant Creek Cairns Newcastle Adelaide Melbourne Sydney
8 2019 Richard Smith   Tesla Model X 100D White Darwin - Darwin Anticlockwise  
9 2019 Linda Rohrs Solo Tesla Model S 100D   Gold Coast - Gold Coast Clockwise  



See also:

Round Australia Electric Highway

Round Australia Electric Highway - Road Trips and Media