The Japan Electric Vehicle Club, an association of citizens dedicated to the development of electric vehicles, managed to drive a light car with a distance exceeding 1,000 km, without making a single battery charge.
The Japanese government has made development of electric vehicles a priority to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the country. If electric motors have long proved that they were in no way inferior to internal combustion engines (the project Eliica Keio University has led to the build a car that reaches 370 km / h), it is regularly criticized for electric vehicles lack of autonomy. In fact, one of the cars currently sold in the trade barely exceeds 150 km.
By performing this type of demonstration, the association hopes to make people aware that the issue of autonomy can be resolved and it will be longer hinder the development of electric vehicles. The association had thus made a first trip between Tokyo and Osaka, traversing the 555.6 km separating the two cities without recharging the batteries of his Daihatsu Mira EV. However, the vagaries of traffic increasing the acceleration and braking, which results in a premature discharge of batteries. The team has decided to retry the adventure, this time on a track of 689 m in circumference Shimotsuma located in the department Ibaraki (East Tokyo).
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