The UBC Electric Car Club is a multi-disciplinary group of UBC students founded in August 2009. The group transformed a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle into an electric-powered car (now known as the E-Beetle). Their goal is to enter the E-Beetle into the 2011 Zero Race – an international UNEP-sponsored around-the-world race that will seek to prove that electric cars are a viable, environmentally-sustainable mode of transportation. The E-Beetle would be the only Canadian entrant in the Zero Race. In August 2010 the E-Beetle completed a test-run across Canada called The E-Beetle Run. Results and photographs from the test-run can be found on the Electric Car Club's website.