DIY Electric Car Breaks World Record Going 624 Miles on One Charge

Mira EV electric car record photo

Photo: Japan Electric Vehicle Club

The Daihatsu Mira EV Broke Its Own Record

An electric car went 623.76 miles (1,003 kilometers) on one charge, and on top of that it was a conversion done by the Tokyo-based Japan Electric Vehicle Club (link in Japanese), a group of EV enthusiasts. If they can do it, big automakers should definitely be able to do it. Read on for more details on the record-breaking electric car.


The Daihatsu Mira EV's previous record was set in November 2009 when it drove the 345 miles (555.6 kilometers) between Tokyo and Osaka. This new record, which almost doubles the first one, was set in more controlled conditions to try to squeeze as much distance as possible out of the 8,320 Sanyo lithium-ion batteries that powered the Mira EV.

17 drivers relayed themselves and the drive around the track of a training school for auto racers in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki, took 27.5 hours at an average speed of 25 mph (40 kph).

Via Japan Today, Sanyo
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