The Fortune 500 electronics company Sanyo has just added a new entry to the Guinness Book of World Records. At a time when the development of hybrid and battery-powered vehicles is the focal point of governments and major corporations throughout the world, Sanyo proudly announced that the travel distance of 555.6 km by Mira EV, which was powered by Sanyo’s own lithium-ion battery systems, has been officially recognized as the longest journey by electric vehicle without recharging by the Guinness World Records.
This trial run was provided by Japan Electric Vehicle Club (Japan EV Club) and implemented by driving the Mira EV from Tokyo to Osaka, Japan on November 17, 2009. The SANYO lithium-ion battery systems housed in the Mira EV were designed by assembling 8320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type) which are normally used in laptops etc. (Sanyo)
Does this officially make Sanyo one of the leaders in the development of battery-powered vehicles?
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