Battery Swapping Lets Aussie EV Go 1,172 Miles In 24 Hours

Researchers the world over are trying to come up with a solution to electric vehicle recharging woes. Even 240-volt chargers can take six hours or more to recharge the battery pack of many EVs, leading some companies to pursue alternative methods of recharging, like battery swapping…and battery swapping certainly has a lot to recommend it.

A team of Holden engineers has set a new 24 hour distance record for electric vehicles, going an impressive 1,172 miles in 24 hours utilizing battery swapping technology.

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Renault Zoe Sets 24 Hour EV Distance Record

In case you haven’t noticed, I have been focusing my posts on more sporty, fun, and sexy green car posts than in the past. Yet not every record requires a high-performance car, and with electric cars still in their infancy, there are lots and lots of records up for grabs. The latest record-setter is the Renault Zoe, an all-electric car that has just set the 24 hour distance record for battery-powered automobiles, going over 1,000 miles in a single day powered by nothing but batteries.

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