|On departure from Basel, the vehicles crossed into France, going
through the Alsatian plain. The roads were quiet on this national holiday
"quatorze juillet", allowing a smooth progress towards Colmar, where they
were received on the historical "Place des Dominicains". The participants
enjoyed a warm reception from the local energy company, being offered a
bottle of the famous local Gewürztraminer wine.
Charging the vehicles in Colmar
The Prius in Colmar
|The electric and hybrid vehicles showed themselves as ideal transport
means for historical cities.
|Further on to Strasbourg, where the vehicles were charged overnight
at the technical centre of the "Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg",
a keen user of electric vehicles.
The sign on the well reads "Think of our lungs, stop
The electric vehicles in the picture have no problem
Enjoying the "choucroute d'Alsace"
|In the evening, the Electric Vehicle Club of Strasbourg treated
the participants with a traditional Alsatian "choucroute". This famous
speciality of sauerkraut with meat delicacies was sprinkled with
an excellent Riesling wine.
|Mr Roland Schaal, Mayor of Eschau, Vice- President of the "Communauté
Urbaine de Strasbourg", President of the Electric Vehicle Club of Strasbourg,
and former President of CITELEC was the host in Strasbourg
Mr Schaal addresses the participants