Alexander Schey reminds us why Racing Green Endurance was so important
By Will Dron on June 19, 2012 3:13 PM
One of our very first ‘5 minutes with…’ interviews was with Alexander Schey, a mechanical engineering graduate from Imperial College London who had completed an epic journey of 16,155 miles down the Pan-American Highway in a custom-built pure-electric car.
Since then, Schey has been building up a company he set up with some of his Imperial colleagues, developing hybrid technology for buses; but as this video from a recent TEDx event shows, the affable alumnus still takes time out to spread word of his Alaska-to-Argentina adventure.
In the 10-minute talk, Schey explains that he had three goals with the Racing Green Endurance project: first, make it a really exciting escapade so that people wanted to talk about it; second, change people’s perceptions of electric vehicles (for the better); and third, inspire young people to become engineers.
We think that’s check, check and check again, Alex.
If you want to know more, check out our interview with Schey here or head over and pick up a copy of the Racing Green Endurance DVD from the project’s official website: www.racinggreenendurance.com