30 Nov '13, 4pm

Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record #green

Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record #green

By Antony Ingram Nov 30, 2013 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Suzuki Every van - DY5W-sport via Wikimedia Commons Enlarge Photo 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 techniques--so how do you move the game on? How about 800 miles? That's what one Japanese electric car-driving team has managed, in an electric-powered Suzuki Every kei-class minivan. In fact, says Autoblog Green , the team's eventual record was 813 miles, negotiating a 15.5-mile course around Ogata village in Japan's Akita Prefecture. A team of four drivers--including 1997 Dakar Rally winner Kenjiro Shinozuka--took turns drivin...

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