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2,500 mile Route 57 road trip to use Kia Soul EV

Route 57 - a 2,500 mile road trip zig-zagging across the British Isles - is set to be completed in the all-electric Kia Soul EV. The journey starts next month and aims to take in 57 of the UK and Ireland's best tourist destinations, all while proving that an electric car can be used for long-distance driving.

The charging stations along the route have been mapped out by Zap-Map, while the road trip has been designed by Jurys Inn Hotels as a British and Irish answer to America's world famous Route 66.

Route 57 is designed to highlight and promote tourism in the British Isles, showcase some great driving routes, and act as an example that electric vehicle drivers aren't constrained by their car's range.

A total of 2,580 miles will be covered - presuming there are no wrong turnings - as Route 57 starts in Plymouth and ends in Galway, taking in cities, towns and villages en route. Destinations include: the Jurassic Coast, New Forest, Brighton, London, Windsor, the Brecon Beacons, the Cotswolds, the Peak District, Yorkshire Moors, the Pennines, Lake District, Edinburgh, Cairngorms, Loch Ness, the Trossachs, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, and Limerick.

The route will be driven over 20 days by journalist Jess Shanahan, in a Kia Soul EV supplied by DriveElectric, starting on Wednesday 6th April. Take a look at the route by clicking on the map below.

Zap-Map Route 57

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Mar 2016

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