The Japan EV Club has broken their own record by converting an electric car to make the longest trip without recharging, covering a whopping 623.76 miles!
The Daihatsu Mira EV was outfitted with Sanyo batteries and converted from a gas car to an electric one. The EV set the record on a track in Ibaraki, Japan, taking more than 22 hours to run out of juice and nearly doubling the club's previous record of 345 miles last year.
How did they do it? Well, the 8,320 Sanyo #18650 batteries that the club installed probably had something to do with it. The conversion likely cost upwards of $55,000 for the batteries alone, so don't expect this type of range to appear commercially until battery technology improves.
via Wired Autopia
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