If you like electric cars, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up

If you like electric cars, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up

Just in case you haven’t heard, Long Way Up is the third installment in Ewan McGregor’s and Charlie Boorman’s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides. What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles. [Author’s Note: There are no major spoilers here; you’re safe to keep reading.] If you haven’t binge-watched Long Way Up yet, then don’t worry. The series was just released this weekend with the first three episodes available on Apple TV+. A new episode will be released every Friday, so it will be easy for you to catch up. And boy, is it worth it. The interesting thing about the choice of motorcycle for the trip, at least from the perspective of an electric vehicle nerd like me (and more specifically an electric motorcycle nerd), is that neither McGregor nor Boorman are electric vehicle buffs. They’re lifelong friends and motorcyclists, but they don’t have any specific electric vehicle agenda, and so they aren’t trying to shove anything down your throat. They were simply looking to find a way to test themselves on this epic 15,000-mile ride, saw that electric motorcycles were gaining in popularity to the point where they appear to be the future of the industry, and wanted to see if they could ...
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