Wiebe Wakker is mad about sustainability and the environment, and set out to prove to the world electric cars can do everything ordinary cars do.
The 32-year-old from the Netherlands has spent the last three years driving through 33 countries in his car, funded by the generosity of others. In total he gathered around $30,000 for the journey, including costs to ship the car between continents.
Mr Wakker has been in Wollongong for several days before his journey ends in Sydney on April 7.
"I've tried to show the world that the possibilities and advantages of electric mobility," he told the Mercury.
"People don't want to drive an electric car yet because people think they are not reliable and can't cover long distances so that's the reason to do the trip to prove people wrong."
His vehicle could travel 200 kilometres at a time before it needed to be charged, either by a powerpoint or specific car charger.
However, there were a few challenges along the way including a couple of break-downs.
"I had to fly in a mechanic from Holland to Indonesia to come repair the car and run a crowdfunding campaign to get the money which was necessary," he said.
"I decided once I reached Turkey that was the point of no return. Yeah, I had problems in India but what can you do when you're there with your car? You cannot just drive back."
Mr Wakker said of the countries visited, people of the Philippines has the lowest awareness of sustainability and climate change.
He said generally Australians lacked on taking "any real action" and there were no incentives for people driving electric cars, which meant less people used them.
"A lot of people are aware, but not being taking a lot of action," he said of the land Down Under.