An electric car charging company has set up a 1000km driving challenge from Ellon, Aberdeenshire to Ventnor, in the Isle of Wight.
In total 24 cars will take part in the event - which is aimed at promoting electric car useage - in September.
"We want to establish a target time, that car manufacturers and individuals can then aim at," said Reuben Vurdien, whose Reuben Power Plc company has set a goal of installing one million charging points across the country 'as soon as possible'.
“This challenge will demonstrate that electric vehicles are a viable alternative to conventional cars, that EVs can cover the length and breadth of the country with comparable ease and speed of petrol fuelled cars.”
In order for the challenge to run the company will install 240 charging points at ten locations along the route, including 30 charging points at Little Chef restaurants. It is hoped that the partnership with Little Chef could be expanded if the project is a success.
Vurdien also hopes the challenge will spur electric car manufacturers into making their vehicles compatible with his company's fast charging capabilities.
"A car that can trickle charge over eight hours is not a viable alternative to a conventional car, but one that uses our fast charge capability, which takes one hour from full to empty, is realistic," he said.
Organisers of the challenge are currently in talks with car manufacturers about taking part in the event, saying they have had "several expressions of interest".