Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle gets an operating range of 345 miles on a single charge.
One of the biggest hurdles in the global adoption of electric vehicles is their slow speed and less operating range, which makes EVs impractical for a long drive. With frequent updates in battery technology, Sanyo has powered a Daihatsu Mira EV for 345 miles on a single charge, making a new Guinness World Record.
The little car made a trip from Tokyo to Osaka with a bank of 8320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries under the hood. The car completed the trip in an unspecified amount of time, but if commercialized the technology might make people feel comfortable in their EVs.