She “Guinness Book of Records” It is full of the most diverse records and one of the last participants in the list was achieved by an electric car. More specifically, a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which arrived higher than other electric cars in the most remote and complex mountains in the world.
The Porsche feat actually holds a double record. On the one hand, that takes an electric car to higher places than before. On the other hand, overcoming the biggest gap so far for a battery car.
The tour It starts at the lowest point in China, at Lake Ayding, which is located at an altitude of -218,845 meters. above sea level. The challenge, which lasted ten days, ended in summit of Hongtu Daban on one of the highest national highways in the world, which is 5,355.134 meters above sea level.
and Total difference in altitude of 5,573.979 meters which is not an easy task to achieve. During the route there are many changes in weather and geological conditions, as well as air pressure. There are temperatures from 70°C above to icy roads, bustling cities and homeless, bad places.
To overcome the difficulties, Porsche chose two Taycan 4 Cross Turismos the most versatile version and all terrain in Taycan. All-wheel drive, 476 HP power, up to 488 km of autonomy and a Gravel driving mode to travel off-road.
The road log includes a list of places that are very popular with off-road driving lovers: Tomur Grand Canyon HE The Tarim Poplar Forest is a forest THE Sansha Desert Highway and the Dukou-Lunque highway, among many other dirt and gravel roads, some very treacherous and almost always with bad surfaces. The car’s air suspension has a job. They also went through scary on the national road G219, which passes just over 100 kilometers from Mt. Everest.
During the 2,783 kilometers on the Xinjiang-Tibet route, the limits of survival – the drivers and the car itself – are challenged, with many predictable and many unpredictable risks. In this environment, the charging ecosystem is not favorable, to put it mildly. ¿Where do you recharge an electric car when it crosses the highest (and therefore most inhospitable) mountains in the world?
The different charging points on the way vary from 22 kW to 120 kW of power. But, understandably, there are places where there are no conventional chargers. In the Kunlun and Tianshan mountains there are 760 kilometers of land that took four days to cross. There, more than ever, a backup system with a truck-generator is required which provides electricity to the Taycan Cross Turismo.
Despite the difficulties that an adventure of this magnitude entails, its protagonists capture memories that few people can enjoy. Traversing the vast Gobi Desert, caressing majestic snow-capped mountains, crossing lush poplar forests, swamps or enduring sudden downpours are unparalleled frames to capture. a picture. As with any worthwhile trip, the important thing is not so much arriving at the destination, but enjoying the journey. In this case, too, breaking two world records at the same time.