The first time we heard about Ali Abdo was in 2019 and now he has officially set a new Guinness World Record with the world’s longest journey on an electric motorcycle. He traveled 12,749 kilometers in 30 days through Egypt for his journey ‘The Ride to COP27’.
Ali arrived at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, after a trip from October 10 to November 8, 2022. It took 12,749 km in 30 days on his EVA EsseEsse9 from Energica.
Throughout his month-long journey, Ali interviewed local community members — with a particular focus on students, youth, and small businesses — to hear how climate change affects the average Egyptian and what local communities are doing to mitigate and adapt. At the end of his journey, Ali spoke at COP27, acting as a voice for local communities and sharing the insights he learned along the way.
Guinness World Records mentions Ali Abdo also for two other records:
- On September 27, 2021 in New Alamain, Egypt, Abdo rode the longest distance ever on an electric motorcycle in 24 hours, at 919.87 kilometers.
- Between October 10 and 31, 2022, Abdo drove 9,759.67 kilometers within the borders of his home country of Egypt. This is the newest record for the longest electric motorcycle journey in a single country. All records were achieved on the EVA EsseEsse9.
But we give all credits to Ali Abdo and he’ll explain himself about this journey in this beautiful video. The movie highlights challenges, opportunities and success stories in climate action in Egypt.