Two French engineers traveling the world in their electric car have arrived in Hanoi to spread an environment protection message.
Xavier Dedon, 27, and Antonin Guy, 28, started their journey on February 11 with the UK-based CitroÃ«n C-Zero car. They have already been to Belgium, Holland, the US, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Laos, it was announced at a press briefing organized by the French embassy in Vietnam Friday.
The duo are promoting the electric car as environmentally friendly - it is safe, has no need for gasoline stations, and has virtually no carbonic emissions.
The car has run more than 25,000 kilometers without emitting any carbon dioxide, and the electricity bill for their eight month trip through 17 countries only cost 250 euros (US$307), they said.
Antonin Guy said one problem is they have to persuade locals to let them borrow their sockets to charge the car, but the charging time was also their chance to meet and talk with people.
The two will leave Vietnam on Monday for China, through the Ha Khau border gate in Lao Cai Province.
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