Tesla Inc. unveiled what it claims is the longest supercharging route in China, a 5,000 kilometer (3,100 mile) stretch spanning the vast nation from east to west that’s studded with 27 electric-vehicle charging stations along the way.
A promotional video about the route, which also pays homage to China’s majestic landscape, was retweeted by CEO Elon Musk.
Charging facilities are vital to the promotion of EVs, with range anxiety one of the main reasons why people don’t want to make the switch away from gasoline vehicles.
The route covers nine cities, starting from the eastern coastal hub of Zhoushan and stretching to the western city of Horgos bordering Kazakhstan. It loosely follows the same path as the legendary Silk Road, a network of trade routes that for centuries was central to economic, cultural, political and religious interactions.