American carmaker Tesla Inc. has expanded its supercharging route to cover 5,000 kilometers that loosely follow the Silk Road.

  • Tesla’s Greater China unit posted a video on Twitter to promote the development, saying it hit 27 Supercharger Stations which covers nine cities from Zhoushan in the east to Horgos in the west. The video showed the route, along with scenic destinations along the way.
  • The route is based on the trade network under the Silk Road. It will allow Tesla users to travel to tourist destinations such as the Kumtag Desert, Turfan volcano, Sayram Lake, and Xinjiang without fear of their batteries losing power.
  • Tesla will have a charging station for every 100 to 300 kilometers, allowing vehicles to charge as fast as 15 minutes for a coverage of 150 kilometers depending on weather conditions.

Tesla has some 840 chargings stations and over 65,000 supercharging poles in over 310 cities in China.

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