Following the debut of the European Ford Explorer EV back in March, the crossover’s launch was later pushed back as The Blue Oval awaits the arrival of VW’s next-gen battery tech. Regardless, that isn’t stopping travel adventure influencer Lexie Alford – otherwise known as Lexie Limitless – from driving a pre-production prototype across the globe on a historic trip, which began back in September. Alford officially completed the European leg of this long journey recently, and began traversing Africa in late October as she attempts to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an electric vehicle. That portion of the trip was completed largely trouble-free, and wrapped up a little over a month ago, setting the stage for a journey through Asia.
Having previously traveled through Australia, Lexie Alford and her Explorer EV headed to their fourth continent on this journey – Asia. This particular leg of the trip began in New Delhi, India, after which it will wrap up in Singapore via Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Thus far, Alford has visited some interesting stops along the way, including the Gurudwara Sri Bangla Sahib Modern Kitchen – which gives out free meals to those in need – the Taj Mahal in Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi, and Patna, all while traveling along the Ganges river to Bhaglapur. The India portion of this journey wrapped up in Shiliguri, after which Alford headed up into Bhutan.
This epic road trip will ultimately see Alford cross a total of 30 countries before it’s all said and done. The reason for the journey centers around the roughly 100 year anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell’s epic and historic trip of her own, one that saw her become the first woman to drive around the world, crossing through 43 countries across a five-year period in a Model T. In the meantime, those in the UK have the chance to check out the new Ford Explorer EV during its ongoing dealership tour, which is slated to run through next month.