Shift July 13, 2021 | Caroline

This EV drove a record-breaking 710km on a single charge

Meet the Lightyear One, the Dutch-made solar electric vehicle, that, in June, hit the record for the longest distance travelled by an EV on a single battery charge. At a speed of 85km/h, it drove for almost nine hours straight, covering a distance of 710 kilometers! Credit: LightyearThe validation test took place at the Aldenhoven Testing Center in Germany. According to the homonymous company, Lightyear, “this distance is the longest range an electric vehicle has ever achieved on 60kWh of energy.” For reference, the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range has an average range of 455km on a 70kWh battery…

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