2,500 mile bucket list road trip is being driven for the first time this April.
The official ‘Route 57’ electric car will be hitting the road and heading through 57 must-see destinations across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The road trip runs from 6- 26 April, starting in Plymouth and ending in Galway, visiting villages, towns, and cities along the way.
Route 57 was designed as the UK and Ireland’s answer to US Route 66, by Jurys Inn Hotels who are supplying accommodation along the way, to the driver, freelance motoring journalist Jess Shanahan who currently resides in Norfolk.
As well as promoting local tourism, the campaign’s use of an electric cars seeks to challenge common myths around electric cars. A recent survey by the AA shows that the ‘range’ of an EV is one of the top reasons why people are not buying electric cars.
The Route 57 campaign will show that these perceptions do not match reality with today’s green car technology, and that an electric car can drive more than 2,580 miles across four countries.
Jess has written for the likes of Metro, carwow, North Norfolk Living, and Your Cat Magazine, as well as appearing on Downforce Radio and TalkSPORT.
We will be following with great interest and hope to meet Jess along the route through Yorkshire.