It took Wiebe Wakker 884 days to make the trek in his 2009 Volkswagen Golf dubbed the Blue Bandit, which had its petrol engine and fuel tank replaced with a 37kWh battery, giving it a range of 200km.
Despite the rather small range, Wakker has smashed records on his journey.
He has racked up 70,000km so far – the previous record for the longest distance covered in an electric, non-solar vehicle was 22,000km – and has crossed 33 countries, including being the first person to cross Turkey, Iran, India, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia in a fully electric car.
He is also proud of stopping at zero fuel stations.
Wakker first landed in Australia in Darwin before making the arduous 57-day trip to Perth.
He said Australia had been the most generous country on his trip so far, with more than 350 people offering him accommodation – unfortunately, most were in capital cities.
This meant he had to rely on help from roadhouses, Indigenous communities and farms to get him to Perth.