Cruising across China

Ours fears of being forced onto secondary roads across China proved unwarranted – Zero Race vehicles are allowed on major highways so we’re all proceeding a-pace along the 5,000km towards Shanghai.

Chinese highway (courtesy of Zero Race)

Chinese highway (courtesy of Zero Race)

We’ve been driving big distances through vast desert landscapes. Trev has just set its new record for the distance driven on one charge: 260km. This is about what we’d designed Trev to achieve, but we’ve previously only been able to manage about 200km.

Vast desert landscapes (courtesy of Zero Race)

Vast desert landscapes (courtesy of Zero Race)

At Jiayaguan we visited the Great Wall of China, at the westernmost section of the Ming Great Wall. It is also the only part of the Great Wall which crosses the ancient Silk Route, which has been our driving route since Almaty in Kazakhstan. Dickson even managed to try out a local renewable energy vehicle (a.k.a. a camel).

Dickson tries a local renewable energy vehicle (courtesy of Zero Race)

Dickson tries a local renewable energy vehicle (courtesy of Zero Race)

Dickson is spending long long hours in the cockpit, keeping the kilometres ticking over and staying on schedule to arrive in Shanghai this Thursday. With any luck he will meet up in Danyang with representatives from our sponsor Galaxy Resources for an opportunity to drive Trev into Shanghai.

Truck stop noodles (courtesy of Zero Race)

Truck stop noodles (courtesy of Zero Race)

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