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Electric Car Goes 1000 KM on Single Charge

A car group in Tokyo recently tested and drove  an electric car 1,003.184 kilometers 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.

The modified Daihatsu Mira ran on a Sanyo lithium ion power system containing more than 8,320 batteries. The car ran for 27.5 hours at about 25 mph. Seventeen drivers took turns at the wheel.

Guinness World Records still recognizes their previous 555.6 km journey from Tokyo to Osaka last year as the official record, the team has requested that the organization officially recognize this latest feat as the new milestone, according to Kyodo News.

The Japan Electric Vehicle Club with their record-setting Mira EV

Given that they nearly doubled the previous standard, one hopes that this drive makes it into the books.

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