Driving a converted electric car from...

Driving a converted electric car from Holland to Australia, relying on gifts

What do you do when the year you planned for your round-the-world trip in an electric car turns into two-and you still haven't reached your destination? If you're taking such an ambitious trip, it helps to have a name as whimsical as Wiebe Wakker. He's the Dutchman undertaking this adventure in a Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen converted to run on battery-electric power.

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