Journalist Joe Clifford made the drive from California to Nevada in a Lexus RX 450h and wrote about the experience for the Lexus UK blog:
Standing in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Southern California, USA, I was convinced that I was further from human civilisation than I have ever been in my entire life.
Not long after, a subtle ‘bing’ sound drew my attention to a steaming cup of coffee illustrated within the instrument cluster. Like a dutiful butler, the RX was suggesting that I might need to take a short break, so I decided to oblige. Although tempted to retrieve lost vowels in the settlement of Zzyzx (alphabetically the last place on earth), I carried on a few miles further and peeled off east at Baker, heading into no man’s land for the mid-point of the National Park.