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World’s fastest electric vehicle makes pit stop in BC



VANCOUVER: One of the world’s fastest electric cars made its first stop in Vancouver last week.

The Racing Green Endurance (RGE) left Prudhoe Bay, Ala, on July 4, headed for Ushuaia, Argentina. After its 84-day journey through 14 counties, the RGE will become the first electric car to travel the full 26,000 km of the Pan-American Highway.

Sponsored by KPMG International, the RGE was built and is being driven by a team of 11 students from the Imperial College London. KPMG and the students hope that the journey will generate excitement and interest in electric vehicles while promoting innovation in green technologies.

The Radical SR8, one of the world’s fastest gas-powered race cars, was converted to create the RGE, which is a high-performance electric vehicle with over 400 horsepower, reaching top speeds of up to 200 km/hr.

Lorne Burns, leader of KPMG’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice in the Greater Vancouver Area, said, “We are proud to be sponsoring the RGE and the work of our Sustainability and Global Automotive groups, which contribute to the advancement of alternative fuels and green technologies.”

KPMG has had a Sustainability practice based out of Vancouver since 1995. Its Global Automotive practice contributes to the advancement of alternative fuels and green technologies through its work with automotive companies, parts manufacturers, dealerships, and the commercial vehicle industry.

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