RUSSIA - CANNONBALL INT. ZEV RUN™
Dom de Luise (Captain Chaos) would toast these Cannonball events
The Trans-Russia Cannonball International ZEV Run is one of the longest road trips through arduous wilderness. Some of the distances between stopping points are over 200 miles. In addition, there are few fast charge points at the logical geographical recharging locations, which will mean significant time delays for vehicles that do not have a means to refuel other than mains electricity charging.
Russia is a vast, relatively undeveloped area that is a major challenge when seeking to harvest energy from nature that we will all learn from. The health of their nation is less affected in terms of changing weather patterns, but each player should do their bit - even if only because petroleum is running short.
Map of the Trans-Russia Cannonball International ZEV Run, one of the longest @ 3,524 kilometers of clean motoring adventure.
CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL EV SERIES
The Cannonball International EV Run™ series is for battery or hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicles that are based on ordinary production vehicle running gear and must be capable of carrying at least one passenger. They may be solar assisted, provided that the solar panel area does not exceed four square meters - a rule that may be relaxed in subsequent years as we learn from experience. See the full Cannonball EV rules HERE.
These rules are designed to promote the development of an international EV infrastructure, as a means of accelerating the transition from IC engines to clean electric motors, especially in countries that do not have abundant sunshine, where support for non-solar assisted electric vehicles is all the more important.
An event for adventure capitalists
It's about time we had an EV compatible with battery or hydrogen fuel cell technology. The Ecostar DC50 by Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd may well be the vehicle that changes all that from 2015.
TRANS-RUSSIA CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL SUGGESTED ZEV RUN STOPS* 50mph
GOOGLE SUGGESTED ROUTE - Driving directions 60 HR TARGET using cartridge exchange, or 80 HR TARGET if park charging
Murmansk - Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Take Kolskiy pr. and Vostochno-obyezdnaya dor. to M18/М18 - 10.6 km / 16 min
Take the exit toward МЕДВЕЖЬЕГОРСК/MEDVEZH'YEGORSK/ЮСТОЗЕРО/YUSTOZERO from М18 - 763 km / 8 h 50 min
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto автодорога Холмогоры/М8
Continue to follow М8
- 182 km
Take the ramp to пр-т АВИАТОРОВ - 450 m
Continue to follow автодорога Холмогоры/М8
- 117 km, Continue straight - 2.6 km
Continue onto ул. Урицкого - 1.6 km, Continue onto ул. Ростовская - 1.1 km
Continue onto a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4 (Partial toll road) - 495 km, Take the ramp to ЦЕНТР - 19 m
Continue to follow a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4 - 25.8 km
Take the ramp to КРАСНОДАР - 290 m
Continue straight onto a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4
- 2.5 km
Continue straight to stay on a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4
- 58.5 km
М4 ramp to КРАСНОДАР/KRASNODAR/НОВОРОССИЙСК/NOVOROSSIYSK/СОЧИ/SOCHI
- 400 m
Continue onto a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4
- 122 km, Take the ramp to a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4 - 160 m
Continue onto a/d Don/а/д Дон/М4
- 122 km, Turn left onto M27/М27 - 158 km, Make a U-turn
Continue to follow M27/М27 - 13.5 km, Drive to ул. Восточная - 850 m / 3 min
CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL ROUTES
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