Route 57 comes to Stoney

A 2,500-mile bucket list road trip is being driven for the first time, in an electric car.

The official ‘Route 57’ electric car will be driving through Stonehaven on April 17 as part of its journey through 57 must-see destinations across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The road trip started last week on Wednesday and runs until April 26, 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 and motoring journalist Jess Shanahan.

Jess will be doing the road trip in a KIA Soul EV supplied by electric car leasing company DriveElectric, and stopping at charging stations along the route, mapped out by ZapMap.

Jess will be posting updates on the Route 57 website: along with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – and taking driving music suggestions through the Twitter hashtag #route57.