Students create EV that goes 1,600 miles on just one charge destroying record

It took 99 hours for the battery to drain fully.
  • Students from the Technical University of Munich have successfully managed to create the most efficient non-solar EV ever
  • During testing, the ‘muc022’ managed a staggering 2,573.79 kilometers (1,599.27 miles) of range
  • The tiny, single-seater EV managed to go 99 hours before its battery was fully drained

Published on Mar 11, 2024 at 7:29PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 12, 2024 at 1:04PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

This will be music to the ears of EV owners who suffer with range anxiety.

Students from the Technical University of Munich have successfully managed to create the most efficient non-solar electric car ever.

The best bit is – they got over a staggering 2,573.79 kilometers (1,599.27 miles) of range when testing it.

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To put that into perspective, that’s like driving halfway across the US on a single charge.

And it was enough to absolutely obliterate the previous record held, earning the TUfast Eco Team a new Guinness World Record.

The ‘muc022’ single-seater EV is really tiny, weighing just 170kg without a driver.

For every 100 kilometers it drives, it only consumes 0.6 kWh.

According to the university, even the most economical vehicles run at around 13kWh per 100km.

There is a caveat, however.

The testing took place in a massive airplane hangar rather than out on the open roads.

Obviously, there was no traffic or weather conditions that could affect things.

It took an incredible 99 hours to drain the battery of the EV which is some going.

As you can imagine, it took an immense amount of dedication from the student team, which had to run it like a significantly longer version of 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The team had to muck in with shifts driving and sleeping.

“Countless hours of work in addition to our studies went into preparing for the record. This makes us all the more happy that we now hold the world record.” the team said in a statement.

“The muc022 had already succeeded in several competitions, and now this is the crowning achievement.”

And they’re rightfully proud of their achievement.

It may be a long time before we see an EV on the road like it, it goes without saying the project could shape the future of the industry.

We’re already seeing breakthroughs, with a Chinese EV minivan being unveiled recently that charges at lightning speed.

EVs are getting faster, too, with BYD recently unveiling a new electric sports car that will accelerate faster than a Bugatti.

A road-going EV with the range of muc022 would be a totally different kettle of fish, though.

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