Mitsubishi Delicas

Media Spotlight Shines on Driven to Sustain Road Trip

The Driven to Sustain road trip pulled into Toronto this week and the Big Smoke media clearly liked their eco-friendly story.

As we noted in a a story last month, Canadians Tyson Jerry and Cloe Whittaker are roadtrippin across North America in a Mitsubishi Delica diesel van that has been converted to run on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO).

They are relying on free WVO from local restaurants to fill their tank and are aiming to break the current world record for "Longest Journey by Car on Alternative Fuel", which is 38,137 kilometres.  continue reading... »

The Mitsubishi Delica Roadtrippin Advantage

Move over VW Westalia vans.

The Mitsubishi Delica is the new camper van of choice for adventure road trip takers.

Only eligible to be brought into Canada since 2000 due to our import laws, Delicas are now flooding the streets of Vancouver and other Canadian cities.

They are prized for their luxury interior features (including middle swivel seats), their 4x4 off-road capabilities and their ability to be converted from a turbo-diesel engine to one that runs on waste vegetable oil (WVO).

The fact that their steering wheels are on the right-hand side - the wrong side in Canada - doesn't seem to bother their fans.  continue reading... »

Green Road Trips Raise Awareness About the Environment

One road trip across North America to raise awareness about the environment is just getting started, while another green minded road trip has just wrapped up.

Canadians Tyson Jerry and Cloe Whittaker departed from Victoria, British Columbia on a four month environmentally friendly road trip across North America, which they are calling "Driven to Sustain".

They are riding in a Mitsubishi Delica diesel van that has been converted to run on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO). Their goal is to try and break the current world record for "Longest Journey by Car on Alternative Fuel" which currently stands at 38,137 kilometres and they have already invested over $40,000 of their own funds to see it through.  continue reading... »