New Electric Car range record set with Tokyo to Osaka run

It’s been less than a month since Simon Hackett set something of a electric vehicle distance record in his Tesla Roadster, driving 501 km across the hot and flat Australian outback with the windows up and the air-con off. Now comes news that the dedicated enthusiasts of the Japan EV Club have decidedly bested that mark and are seeking Guinness Book of Records status for their own 555.6 km run. Club founder Tadashi Tateuchi battled terrible traffic and hilly Japanese terrain as he drove a super-sweet electrified Daihatsu Mira Van from Tokyo to Osaka.

The nicest part, of course, is that records like this will be surpassed on a regular basis as we continue to move towards a range of sensible personal transportation.

2 thoughts on “New Electric Car range record set with Tokyo to Osaka run

  1. wok3 says:

    Racing improves the breed, as they say. I must confess that the Tesla is a more attractive car, though I know that the results should be the only thing being considered.

    Then again, the Tesla is more attractive until you look at how much they cost!

  2. Mr. Fusion says:

    The nicest part, of course, is that records like this will be surpassed on a regular basis as we continue to move towards a range of sensible personal transportation.

    I think the more minds start thinking about the problem, the better the technology becomes. THAT is what will fuel increased performance.

    Racing and mass marketing are two ways to entice engineers to think about problem solving.

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