Saturday, December 4, 2021
News Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman Taking Long Way Up, EV Motorcycles Up Central,...

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman Taking Long Way Up, EV Motorcycles Up Central, South America

21,000 km on two electric wheels for Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

  • Argentina to Mexico on electric motorcycles

  • Rivian electric pickups along to lend a charge


The motorcycle adventuring duo of actor Ewan McGregor and writer and TV host Charley Boorman is ready for another Long Way trip. This time, though, instead of their usual BMW motorcycles they’re taking a pair of electric motorcycles and a team of electric pickups to cover more than 21,000 km of South and Central America in Long Way Up.

Long Way Round was the first adventure for the pair to make the trek to TV. London to New York, via the entire world, via motorcycle. A few years later came Long Way Down, from the tip of Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, again on a two-wheeled transport.

Long Way Up comes 10 years after their last epic motorcycle trip, and while it might not be as far in distance, it makes up for it in daring. The duo will be on electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles, the first EV bikes from the classic cycle brand.

Starting in Ushuaia at the tip of South America, the team will travel through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and a total of 13 countries (with 16 border crossings) in 100 days.

Because EV chargers aren’t exactly as common in Colombia as they are in British Columbia, some support vehicles will be along to offer up a charge. But they won’t be traditional pickups either, instead, they’ll be electric Rivian pickups that will allow the bikes to charge almost anywhere, and should offer enough extra range to make it from charge to charge.

The show starts September 18th on Apple TV+, with three episodes straight off and rolling out weekly after that.

Trending Now

Rivian R1T Towing Test Shows a 62% Range Loss

The R1T is rated to two up to 11,000 lbs. Rivian claims a roughly 50% range drop when towing. Electric vehicles have already proven...

Porsche Wants to Make Battery Production More Sustainable

Batteries are the most polluting part of an EVs assembly process Porsche wants to become carbon neutral by 2030 The company requires suppliers...

Project Maybach: An Audacious Electric Coupe

Mercedes-Benz introduced the Project Maybach this week, the bold off-road coupe that was conceived under the guidance of designers Gorden Wagener and Virgil Abloh....

2023 Polestar 3 Teased

The Polestar 3 will launch next year. It will be made in the US. Polestar will increase the number of showrooms in the...

Hyundai Home will Include Solar Panels and Energy Storage in one Package

This will help Hyundai owner to setup their home charging network Customers won’t have to deal with multiple suppliers Electric vehicles and home...

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.