The “Plug Me In” project

How I travelled to the other side
of the world with no money

The “Plug Me In” project

How I travelled to the other side of the world with no money

About Plug Me In

My name is Wiebe Wakker and I drove from the Netherlands to Australia in an electric car, the Blue Bandit, without spending a penny.

To reach Sydney, I asked people to “plug me in” with energy. 1,800 people from 75 countries supported me with meals, places to sleep or electricity for the car and they also determined my route.

I drove 95,000 km through 33 countries entirely on electricity and experienced the craziest things. From hospitality with sheikhs in the Emirates to challenges like an exploding charger in India, every situation brought another story and experience.

About Plug Me In

My name is Wiebe Wakker and I drove from the Netherlands to Australia in an electric car, the Blue Bandit, without spending a penny.

To reach Sydney, I asked people to “plug me in” with energy. 1,800 people from 75 countries supported me with meals, places to sleep or electricity for the car and they also determined my route.

I drove 95,000 km through 33 countries entirely on electricity and experienced the craziest things. From hospitality with sheikhs in the Emirates to challenges like an exploding charger in India, every situation brought another story and experience.

It all started with
a crazy idea

How human connection and a plug got me to the other side of the world

Amazing project! 👏🏻👏🏻⚡️👉🏻 follow @WiebeWkkr!

F1 Champion 2016

Longest journey in an EV ever

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The final stop

On 7 April 2019, I finally reached Sydney, my final destination. After 1,119 days, 33 countries and 95,000 km, I finally stood in front of that world-famous Opera House and my trip became the longest journey in an electric car, ever.

More than 350 people hosted me and I received help from many other people, companies and organisations. My arrival became world news and was featured on TV channels in more than 40 countries and in hundreds of articles. Even CNN, BBC, NOS News and National Geographic covered it.

However, the trip did not end at the Opera House. By invitation, I moved on to New Zealand, where I wrapped up my adventure on 19 July 2019 in Bluff, the southernmost tip of the country, adding a few more kilometres.

The final stop

On 7 April 2019, I finally reached Sydney, my final destination. After 1,119 days, 33 countries and 95,000 km, I finally stood in front of that world-famous Opera House and became the longest journey in an electric car, ever.

More than 350 people welcomed me and I received help from many other people, companies and organisations. My arrival became world news and was featured on TV channels in more than 40 countries and in hundreds of articles. Even CNN, BBC, NOS News and National Geographic covered it.

However, the trip did not end at the Opera House. By invitation, I moved on to New Zealand, where I wrapped up my adventure on 19 July 2019 in Bluff, the southernmost tip of the country, adding a few more kilometres.

Wiebe as a speaker

As a speaker, I tell a passionate story about making dreams come true and getting stronger through adversity. About showing courage, making choices, working successfully together, my path to a more sustainable life and through my renewed view of the world, I paint a positive worldview.

My presentations fit any sector and my experiences, although extreme, are recognisable to everyone.

I tell in a personal way, from my own experiences and using a highly visual presentation that will make you laugh, think and give your energy.

  • Collaboration

  • Dealing with setbacks

  • Reaching goals

  • Embracing change and uncertainty

  • Embracing sustainability

  • Breaking the resistance to electric driving

  • Inspiration and new energy

  • Challenging people to step out of their comfort zone

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