Suzuki Every beats Daihatsu Mira to the EV World Record

A Japanese team headed by the former Dakar Rally winner Kenjiro Shinozuka, have beaten the world record for a distance run in an electric car on a single charge. The new figure stands at 808 miles (1,300 km). It beats the old record of 623 miles (1,003 km) by quite a considerable distance – 185 miles.

Suzuki Every EV
Suzuki Every EV

The previous record was set by the Japan Electric Vehicle club in 2010 using a modified Daihatsu Mira with a brushless DC motor, juice provided by a Sanyo li-ion battery pack.

Although the setup of the Suzuki Every is not currently disclosed, we know that it has received quite a few modifications and it’s very different from the standard Suzuki Every EV that was released as a limited edition in 2011. The original production model is able to do just a 62-mile distance per single charge.

Daihatsu Mira
Daihatsu Mira

These two records are difficult to compare. The Daihatsu was driven on a closed oval race course and its speed averaged at 25 mph. The new team took the Every van around the Ogata village in Akita Prefecture. It was a 15.5 mile course circling around the village and the car was doing an average of 18 mph.

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