According to a report in The Japan Times, we see that a new world record of distance traveled on single charge for electric vehicles has been set.

The Japanese team, led by Kenjiro Shinozuka, the first Japanese driver to win the Dakar Rally (1997), used converted Suzuki Every with lithium-ion battery pack of undisclosed capacity to drive 1,300 km (808 miles) on a 25-km course in Akita Prefecture.

The whole run took over 46 hours at an average speed of approximately 30 kph (18.6 mph).

This achievement is roughly 300 km higher than Japan EV Club's existing 1,003.2 km Guinness World Record from 2010.

The team plans to file this achievement with Guinness in hopes that it becomes the official EV range record holder.

Source: The Japan Times