Distance record

  • Proterra Catalyst electric bus

    The laws of physics tend to be immutable, at least until you get into esoteric disciplines like quantum science. In the case of electric vehicles, one law provides that higher energy capacity in a battery allows a vehicle to travel further. That's the principle electric-bus maker Proterra has used to set a new world record for distance traveled by an electric transit bus on a single battery charge. DON'T MISS: BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra The company said today that on September 4, a 40-foot Proterra transit bus traveled 1,101 miles at the low speed of 15 miles...

  • Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles
    2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

    Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the commute. Not Steve Marsh, though. The Washington resident continues to rack up miles in his early Leaf. He crossed 100,000...

  • 2016 Tesla Model S
    Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

    A pair of Norwegian drivers claim to have traveled 452.8 miles in a Tesla Model S on a single charge.

  • Suzuki Every van - DY5W-sport via Wikimedia Commons
    Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record

    A few years ago, the concept of an electric car achieving 300 miles on a charge was virtually unheard of. That made one duo's achievement in a Tesla Roadster very special indeed, even if their average speed was relatively low. But now, you can do that with a Tesla Model S and a few eco driving...

  • Tesla Model S owner David Metcalf after covering more than 400 miles [photo: Gene Kruckemyer]
    How Far Will A Tesla Model S Go? One Owner Did 405 Miles

    Back in May, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released range estimates for the 2012 Model S. While the company predicted that 250-300 miles would be typical for the largest, 85 kilowatt-hour battery, and the EPA confirmed this with an official 265 miles, insiders at Tesla had a sneaky feeling that 400...

  • Men's Health 2012 Ford Focus Electric, to be driven from New York to Los Angeles, April 2012
    2012 Ford Focus Electric To Do Cross-Country Road Trip

    Men's Health magazine will drive a 2012 Ford Focus Electric from New York to Los Angeles, recharging 40 to 55 times along the way.

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf

    How far can a 2011 Nissan Leaf really go on a single charge? It’s a question we’re often asked, but one which is particularly difficult to answer since it relies on many different variables ranging from how fast the car is being driven to the temperature of the battery pack, the weather, and even the weight of the passengers. The answer is being sought by Nissan Leaf owners over at the mynissanleaf.com owners’ forum in a light-hearted challenge to see who can drive the furthest on a single charge. It all started back in April, when a user by the screen name of edatoakrun...

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