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Sanyo developed car travels 624 miles on a single charge
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27 May 2010

An electric car fitted with a special lithium ion battery created by Japanese company Sanyo has travelled 624 miles on a single charge.

The record, which was set at the Japanese race circuit of Shimotsuma, took 27 hours to complete, with 17 different drivers taking the wheel.

However, the car travelled at just 25mph throughout the test.

The test run was organised by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club, which plans to approach the Guinness Book of World Records to officially recognise it as the world's longest electric car journey.

The previous world record for distance travelled on a single charge was 345 miles, which was set last November by the same team.

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motorcyclemptiness 2 June 2010

Re: Electric car sets 624-mile record

WooDz wrote:
Just your last sentence motorcyclemptiness, Did you mean Fusion or Fission?
Yeah, I meant fusion. Fission is already viable economically, and there's no CO2 emissions. But then we're still relying on something that can run out - Uranium - and it's difficult to dispose of the radioactive waste.

gregor60 28 May 2010

Re: Electric car sets 624-mile record

I'm sure he did mean fusion. The raw materials for fusion can be found in water. Ideally, the only by-product is non-radioactive helium. The problem lies in containing something as hot as the sun.

WooDz 27 May 2010

Re: Electric car sets 624-mile record

Just your last sentence motorcyclemptiness, Did you mean Fusion or Fission?

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