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Off the grid : my ride from Louisiana to the Panama Canal in an electric car

Author: Randy Denmon; Jim Motavalli
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Only a week after the nation's newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric car, two Louisianans slip quietly across the Rio Grande in south Texas in an attempt to do the unthinkable--drive a factory electric car across seven Third World countries to the "end of the road," Panama City, Panama. Without support and armed only with a toolbox, a bag of electrical adapters, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Nonfiction
Named Person: Randy Denmon; Randy Denmon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Denmon; Jim Motavalli
ISBN: 9781510717398 1510717390
OCLC Number: 954670125
Description: ix, 235 pages, [8] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Randy Denmon ; foreword by Jim Motavalli.

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"Only a week after the nation's newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric car, two Louisianans slip quietly across the Rio Grande in south Texas in an attempt to do the unthinkable--drive a factory electric car across seven Third World countries to the "end of the road," Panama City, Panama. Without support and armed only with a toolbox, a bag of electrical adapters, and their wits, author Randy Denmon and his friend Dean trudge on through jungles, deserts, volcanoes, rivers, and crater-sized potholes, all the while trying to avoid the drug cartels and corrupt border guards that could mean a quick end to their adventure ... and their lives. Through it all, the same enormous problem loomed daily: how to charge the car in such a primitive and desolate setting? Despite the numerous setbacks, Randy never lost his sense of humor. Off the Grid is as much a spiritual journey as a physical one about two guys who dropped everything for one grand twenty-first-century adventure--traveling back in time in a car that seemed to come from the future."--Publisher's description.

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