Electric car goes 623 miles on single charge
A Japanese group has driven an electric car a record-breaking 623 miles on a single charge. The vehicle ran on more than 8,000 lithium ion batteries.
A car group in Tokyo recently drove an electric car 1,003.184 kilometers (about 623 miles) on a single charge, breaking its own record for greatest distance traveled without recharging.
The Japan Electric Vehicle Club has asked Guinness World Records to certify the event, held at a track in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture, last month.
Guinness recognized the club's 345-mile journey from Tokyo to Osaka in November 2009 as the longest on a single charge, according to Kyodo News.
I'd like to know how many times the drivers stopped--and how this affected battery performance. Also, how do you fit more than 8,320 batteries (albeit small ones) into a car as tiny as the Mira? I doubt that there was much leg room left.