List of Successful Electric Vehicle Trips Around Australia

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 (tbc).


Order Finish Date Main Driver Co Drivers / Navigators Vehicle Colour Start - Finish Direction Notes
1 14 Nov 2011 Glen George    - MG Conversion "Lectric" Blue Perth - Perth Clockwise Support vehicle, mobile generator.
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.  3 phase survey trip.
3 22 Nov 2016 Jeff Johnson    - 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       Tesla Model S 75 "" Blue Gladstone - Gladstone Clockwise First all-female.



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