Germany: Students build EV with world's longest range of 2,575 km

The ev prototype is said to have returned an energy consumption of 103 miles/kWh.

Students from the Technical University of Munich, Germany have built a new single-seater EV which has set a new record as the longest-range electric car in the world.

The new EV prototype called "muc022" drove a record 1,599.27 miles (2,575.79 km), breaking the previous record of 999.5 miles (1,608.54 km). The university team set up shop at an empty aeroplane hangar in Munich and drove the EV for a total of 99 hours.

During the record-setting run, the muc022 prototype is said to have returned an energy consumption of 103 miles/kWh - making it the most efficient electric car in existence. For reference, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX prototype has an energy consumption of 8 miles/kWh and the Tesla Model Y has an efficiency of 4 miles/kWh.

The university team modified a vehicle previously used in other competitions for efficient electric cars. The modifications are said to be concentrated towards aerodynamics and weight, while also fitting a larger battery pack. The result is a 170 kg electric car with a 15.5 kWh battery pack paired with a single electric motor with an output of just 400 watts. The aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.159 Cd.

The team even showcased the EV prototype at the recently concluded IAA Mobility Show, where a Guinness World Record representative awarded the EV as "Greatest distance by electric vehicle, single charge (non-solar)."

In similar news, a Swiss university team also created a new world record with their EV - registering a 0 -100 km/h acceleration time in under 1 second.

Source: Jalopnik

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