Vauxhall supports all-electric paramotor world record attempt


Vauxhall is providing four specially liveried EVs in support of the ‘Round Britain Climate Challenge’, a Guinness World Records attempt to fly around Britain in a fully electric paramotor.

The record is being attempted by biologist and adventurer Sacha Dench, who is also the UN Ambassador for the Convention on Migratory Species and founder of the charity Conservation Without Borders.

Two fully electric Vivaro-e vans are joined by the all-new Mokka-e which is capable of up to 201 miles from a single charge, while the Vivaro-e achieves up to 205 miles from a single charge.

Both the Mokka-e and Vivaro-e also support up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80% charge taking 30 minutes on the Mokka-e and 45 minutes on the Vivaro-e, with its larger, 75kWh battery.

Transport Scotland have also supported the electric vehicle element of the challenge by contributing free charging to the challenge throughout Scotland.

With Dench having taken to the skies on Thursday from Stevenson, near Glasgow, Scotland, she will fly anti-clockwise around the country and is aiming to complete the circumnavigation around 11 August back in Glasgow.

The ‘Round Britain Climate Challenge’ is attempting to set two world records: ‘The first and fastest flight around Britain in a paramotor powered only by renewable energy’, and ‘The most pledges to act on climate change in one month’.

Paul Willcox, managing director, Vauxhall, said, “Vauxhall has a fully electrified van line-up on sale this year and is committed to offering a fully-electrified car range by 2024 and is excited to support the ‘Round Britain Climate Challenge’.

“Not only is it a great initiative using electric technology, but the record attempt will showcase the practical credentials of electric vans and cars to people around the country.”


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