For almost 2 years, Susan Jones of Xenon Motors has been assembling an electrical fleet that includes a scooter, motorcycle, and automobile to battle the consumer pain from the pump and eradicate global gas emissions. This summer they will be attempting a world record for the Longest Journey on Electric Vehicles across america. The attempt, called “Ride The Future Tour” is projected to be accomplished in about 40 days and will end at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. The Nissan Leaf will be setting the record for the automobile, the Xenon Scooter for the scooter, and A2B Electric Bikes for the e bikes.
The Tour plans to meet dozens of local, state and national elected politicians to make them more aware of alternative energy means of transportation. At every city stopover, there will be a “Town Party” that will allow locals to test ride each type of vehicle. The Tour will be live streaming on Google+ Hangouts and vlog posted onto YouTube.com. This Tour will be duplicated next year across SE Asia beginning in Hanoi, Vietnam and will pass through Thailand and Malaysia before ending in Singapore at the Google HQ.
This weekend there are four kickstarter parties around the world to raise funds for a documentary of the tour. As Susan Jones, the founder of Xenon Motor Company, resides here in Bangkok, one of the parties will be here. This will take place at The Loft on the River on Saturday 20th April from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Space is by Khlong San Market pier, which is beside Millennium Hilton hotel, opposite River City. You can take a hotel boat from Saphan Thaksin Pier to Millennium Hilton pier. During the party there will be a video presentation and a short discussion. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes.