Electric Vehicle Travels Over 1,000km Without Being Recharged

May 26th, 2010 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

Japanese engineers came up with an electric vehicle that managed to set up a new world record by traveling more 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.

The red and white Mira EV ran for 27 hours and its average speed was 40km/h.

The test drive took place in Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture, where the car covered a distance of 1,003 kilometers on a single charge, being equipped with a special lithium ion battery developed by Sanyo.

It is worth mentioning that the test run was set up by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club, which hopes that the record will be officially registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest run of an electric vehicle.

The record set up by Mira EV beats the previous record established by the same organization in November of 2009, when an electric vehicle traveled 555.6 kilometers without being recharged.

[via The Daily Telegraph]

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