Saturday, August 23, 2014


On September 21st, a World Record attempt will take place on the Øresund Bridge for "Largest Parade of Electric Cars". It will be with participants from both Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as part of the Oresund Electric Car Rally, Sharing Copenhagen/European Green Capital and the Fehmarn Belt Days 2014. Everyone with an Electric Car are invited to participate for free. We want to show that Electric Cars are here! Anyone can drive one and it is an affordable, cleaner and more silent alternative to the combustion engine car.

The above photo is from a Electric Car parade in Riga 2010, with the classic Electric Pobeda driving in the front over a bridge. Hopefully, it will not rain on September 21st 2014, as it did in Riga!

The day will start at noon at the Field's Parking Lot in the Ørestad District in Copenhagen. In above photo, you can see the electric Metro train that goes between Field's and Copenhagen City.

The Parking Lot has its entrance on Arne Jacobsens Alle (named after the Danish Designer) and will have mobile charging stations supplied by E.ON, Clean Charge and CLEVER. This so the participants who needs to have their cars charged before and after the attempt.

After we create a formation and take a photo of the participating Electric Cars, the group will together drive out to the freeway close by and onto the Øresund Bridge towards Emporia in Malmo, Sweden.

The freeway passes by Kastrup Airport on the Right side and the Amager Beach on the Left.

The route between Field's and Emporia is 31 kilometers long and takes about 22 minutes

However, the Record Attempt will not be done on the way from Denmark to Sweden on Øresund Bridge, but on the way back again. This after all the Electric Cars are gathered at Emporia's Parking Lot meeting up with the Cars from Øresund Electric Car Rally, who arrive from Landskrona around 14:00 in the afternoon.

Emporia is in the part of Malmo called Hyllie and is the new booming area of the city.

Emporia has a impressive futuristic design by Gert Wingårdh.

The plan is to gather the Electric Cars on the rooftop of Emporia, for the best possible photo opportunity.

The above image is of a Electric Car Parade in connection to CO2 Green Drive Part 11 in Copenhagen 2011.

This parade took place in Roskilde 2010

The above image is from the START of the Electric Car Parade at FORUM, with almost 100 "Green Cars" (not only Electric Cars) in connection to the UN Climate Summit COP15 in Copenhagen 2009.

The above image is from the Parking Lot at the Scania Park, where Oresund Electric Car Rally arrived in 2013. In the image you can see the Innoventum Giraffe, that also functions as a Charging Station for two Electric Cars. It is also placed at the Parking Lot by Emporia, where they arrive to around 14:00 on September 21st 2014.

At 16:00, after the Oresund Electric Car Rally event is over, the participants has been given their place in the Parade, a spectacular photo has been taken and the Electric Cars charged for another trip, the attempt goes into action.

At 16:10, the parade will be met by Danish MC police who will escort the participants in the attempt over the Øresund Bridge, at 70 km/h for at least 3.2 km. This according to Guinness World Record.

The Record, will be set on the Oresund Bridge, when all the electric cars are in one long line. The participating Electric Cars and their drivers will after the attempt gather up at Field's Parking lot and celebrate the attempt, with food and drinks. Another photo will be taken for the documentation and there will be an opportunity to charge up the car again. Drivers has registered from all parts of Denmark, Norway and Sweden so charging up their electric cars will be rather important to be able to get home again.

The world renown 360 Degree photographer John Krøll, will take a photo of the parade from Peberholmen (see above photo), as the Parade goes over Øresund Bridge.

The US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford, will be part of the parade, in a Tesla Model S.

When all the participating Electric Cars arrives back to the Field's parkinglot, they will drive into formation of a spiral. The above photo illustrates the formation and if time allows, it will be in color gradation, as above.

UPDATE: Above Result

The award ceremony, handing over the Official Guinness World Record Certificate, will be held on October
10th in connection to Copenhagen Night of Culture 2014. More about it HERE

Film above: Øresund Bridge seen with a Helicopter. We Thank Øresund Bridge to sponsor all the participants in the attempt, so they can drive back and forth over the bridge.

For more information and updates, go to the Facebook page for the Record Attempt HERE

To Participate and Register, go the Copenhagen Electric's website HERE

PS. There is another similar Record for "Largest Parade of Electric Vehicles", but that is not the one we are challenging at this time.

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