Electric car booster Remy Chevalier — editor at large for the zine Electrifying Times and last seen at swanky parties with Grist higher-ups — is getting his kicks on Route 66. No, literally. If you’re in Chicago next Friday, head to the Funky Buddha lounge to help Remy and Co. kick off a two-week trip from Chicago to Los Angeles on the infamous Route 66.

No gas-guzzling road trip this — the crew has stated three eco-goals:

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  1. Encourage Toyota to produce a Hybrid version of their Scion xB.
  2. Promote Electrifying Times magazine and shoot a lot of great photography.
  3. Find perfect spots to install EV chargers all along Route 66 (see map here) so future tourists can travel the entire length of the old route with an EV or plug-in hybrid.

And the whole thing will be caught on video, so you can presumably experience it virtually sometime in the future.

Need more information? Me too. The web site is, shall we say, no Grist Magazine not über-informative. But it does have a prominent picture of a girl in a bathing suit. Why? Not sure. Perhaps she’s doing the electric boogaloo. Get it? Electric? Or perhaps she’s just standing by a Scion in her underwear. Whatever.

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