We made it!!! 🍾🍾🍾

We arrived in Tarifa at 23:02 on 12 June 2017 , 58 minutes ahead of target and 3 days 23 hours and 2 minutes after leaving Nordkapp, thus setting an unprecedented world record in an electric car.
What an adventure. The trip of a lifetime. 6279 kilometers, through 7 countries in 95 hours and 2 minutes, without using one single drop of gasoline.

4 days in 4 minutes

What?

Girls-only world record

“4 girls. 4 days. 0 emissions” is the first ever girls-only world record in an electric car. The record consists in crossing Europe from Nordkapp (Norway) to Tarifa (Spain) in less than 4 days. 100% electric. The record has been organized by a young luxembourghish start-up: The Car’tell and carried out in a TESLA Model S P85+. The team was composed of Marie Guerre, Sascha Bloemhoff, Paule Kiénert and Sandra Heinisch (who could not participate due to medical reasons) (more on Team 4.4.0).

Starting at precisely midnight on 9th June in Nordkapp, Norway, the girls drove non-stop down to Tarifa in Spain where they arrived at 23:02 on 12th June, 58 minutes ahead of the deadline set for midnight.  The total distance covered was 6279 kilometers crossing 7 countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Spain), the longest distance ever performed in under 4 days in an electric car. In total they stopped 35 times to recharge the batteries of their TESLA for a total charging time below 19 hours. They saved over 1 ton of CO2 compared to the same trip in a regular petrol-powered car. This is equivalent to the CO2 absorption power of 50 trees over 1 year.

Why?

The logic behind the madness

More?

The nitty gritty details of the record

The route

CO2 Leaf - 4 Girls 4 Days 0 Emissions

Charging:

CO2 Leaf - 4 Girls 4 Days 0 Emissions

Indirect CO2 emissions in each country: *

* calculated based on electricity consumed by charging the car (source: Sunearth Tools)

Who?

Team 4.4.0.

Marie Guerre
Marie GuerreTeam Captain

Nationality: French
Favorite car: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé
Quote: “There are three kind of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wondered what happened.”
Car trivia: Co-founder of The Car’tell, Luxembourg’s only Private Members Club for car lovers.

Sascha Bloemhoff
Sascha BloemhoffTeam Co-Captain

Nationality: Dutch
Favorite car: Toyota Landcruiser HDJ80
Quote: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing you are not innovating enough”-Elon Musk
Car trivia: Team Captain and pilot of the first ever all female rally team to participate in extreme desert rallys (http://www.lesgazelles.nl/). Teamwinner of the Low Car Diet 2015 (www.lowcardiet.nl), developed SNS Bank’s 100% electric mobility approach.

Paule Kiénert
Paule Kiénert

Nationality: French
Favorite car: Mini Cooper S Mk1
Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill
Car trivia: Racing her Classic Mini Cooper S in Trophée Maxi 1000 and VHC (Véhicules Historiques de Compétition).

Sandra Heinisch
Sandra Heinisch

Not present: Unfortunately Sandra hurt herself whilst training a couple of days before the record attempt and was not part of the winning team.

Nationality: Luxembourgish
Favorite car: Jaguar E-type
Quote: “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
Car trivia: Secretary of the commission for historic vehicles at Automobile Club Luxembourg, Board member and Secretary of the Luxembourgish Oldtimer Federation.

Sponsors

The muscle behind the record

They talked about us

Eldoradio Logo

08.03.2017 - Interview on Eldoradio (Luxembourg), Eldoradio

Lessentiel Logo

17.05.2017 - Marie & Paule sur l'Essentiel Radio, l'Essentiel Radio

Onna Onna logo

22.05.2017 - Eerste wereldrecord poging in elektrische auto door een vrouwenteam, onna onna

Paperjam Logo

08.06.2017 - Objectif: 6.200km en quatre jours, sans CO2, Paperjam

Eldoradio Logo

09.06.2017 - Interview on Eldoradio (Luxembourg), Eldoradio

Letzebuerger Journal Logo

09.06.2017 - Weltrekord im Elektroauto, Lëtzebuerger Journal

Eldoradio Logo

12.06.2017 - 4 Fraen aus Lëtzebuerg stellen e Rekord op, Eldoradio

Tarifa Turismo

13.06.2017 - 4 Chicas, 4 días, 0 emisiones, Tarifaturismo

Eldoradio Logo

14.06.2017 - Interview on Eldoradio (Luxembourg), Eldoradio

Logo Janette

25.06.2017 - Une aventure, 100% féminine, 100% électrique, Janette Magazine

Wort logo

15.03.2017 - Vier Frauen, vier Tage, ein Ziel, Luxemburger Wort

Logo Janette

27.03.2017 - 4 girls. 4 days. 0 emissions. et 1 record?, Janette Magazine

Evannex Logo

08.06.2017 - Road Trip: 4 days, 4 girls, and zero emissions in a Tesla, Evannex

RTL Logo

08.06.2017 - The girls on RTL Television (Luxembourg), RTL Television

Kronstadposten Logo

09.06.2017 - Kronstadposten (Norway), Kronstadposten

RTL Logo

09.06.2017 - Interview on RTL Radio (Luxembourg), RTL Radio

Paperjam Logo

08.06.2017 - Pari réussi pour «4 jours, 0 émission», Paperjam

Eldoradio Logo

15.06.2017 - Si hunn et gepackt!!, Eldoradio

4 girls 4 days on Mirabelle TV France

29.06.2017 - Paule & Marie sur Mirabelle TV, Mirabelle TV

Wort logo

13.07.2017 - 6.300 km en moins de 4 jours avec une voiture électrique, Luxemburger Wort

News

Watch the teaser

Teaser

Listen to the girls explain their record attempt on l’essentiel Radio
(Video in French below)

4 girls. 4 days. 0 emission sur l'Essentiel Radio

Watch our car getting its battle colours.

4 girls 4 days 0 emissions - Car Wrap

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