our speakers

Wiebe Wakker (NL) – Plug Me In

Wiebe Wakker drove from the Netherlands to New Zealand in an electric car. That took him 3.5 years and he did that basically without any money. 

On the 15th of March 2016, Wiebe started his mission to reach the other side of the world, in an borrowed electric car called the Blue Bandit. To get there he asked people to “Plug Me In” with a meal, place to sleep or electricity for the car. 

Over 1,800 people from 45 countries offered help. All the offers determined the route and Wiebe was sent crisscross around the globe, passing 34 countries and driving over 100,000 km on electricity.