Sanyo has said that the Mira electric vehicle, powered by the company’s lithium-ion battery systems, has traveled a distance of 1,003.184 km without recharging. The fete has proven so big that its own Guinness World Record for the longest journey has been rewritten.
According to Sanyo, the Mira EV had earlier on November 17, 2009, posted a 555.6 km run without recharging from Tokyo to Osaka, in Japan. This had then been a Guinness record. The latest record breaking journey was made possible by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club and implemented at a training school for auto racers in Ibaraki, Japan during May 22 to 23, 2010.
The credit has gone to Sanyo’s lithium-ion battery systems in the Mira EV. The battery systems have been designed by assembling 8,320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type). These type of batteries are normally used in laptops.
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