16 Aug '11, 4pm

Record-Breaking Electric Car Goes 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge

Record-Breaking Electric Car Goes 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge

Range anxiety . If you ever find yourself talking electric cars with an EV hater , it's inevitable you'll hear the term. And yes, it's kinda true -- at this juncture in time, you will not be able to drive an electric car in exactly the same way you drove your gas guzzler -- in most places round the U.S., you'll have to plan on getting home in order to charge it up. So yes, this requires a minor change in the way that you think about your car and your driving behavior. But what if you could go 1,000 miles on a single charge -- would that clear up some of your 'range anxiety'? I should hope so. And such a feat may be closer to reality than we'd thought -- researchers have indeed just successfully driven the first electric car 1,000 miles on just one charge. Here's Gas 2.0 : the record for longest drive ever in a battery-powered vehicle (no recharge) was broken last weekend b...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/electric-car-1000...

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