August 27th, 2020 | by Press Release
Zwickau/Schaffhausen – The new Volkswagen ID.31 has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometers from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (WLTP). This mark was topped by more than 100 kilometers – an increase of 26 percent. The vehicle was a series production ID.3 1st Pro Performance with a 58 kWh battery built at the Zwickau electric car factory. The route to Switzerland consisted entirely of public roads and highways, passing cities such as Bayreuth and Ulm. The record-breaking vehicle was driven by “hypermiler” Felix Egolf, a native of Switzerland. The term “hypermiling” originated in the USA and refers to driving a series production vehicle with techniques that maximize efficiency and minimize consumption
August 27th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
A stock Volkswagen ID.3 with a 58 kWh battery completed a trip from Germany to Switzerland -- a distance of 531 kilometers -- without stopping to recharge along the way.
December 31st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Cars designed to be fun first and ecologically friendly second sell better than the cars that strictly focus on being a good economy car.
We need to keep this in mind
April 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
What follows is a letter about an idea I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years that could both reduce the impact of electric vehicles and make them go longer (both in terms of range and longevity)
March 12th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
With the upcoming announcement of the Tesla Model Y, and with better and better electric vehicles (EVs) coming out every year, many of our readers might be waiting to switch to an electric ride. Many are waiting for lower prices, more charging stations, more range, or simply want a form factor that isn’t yet available, like a pickup truck or off-road
September 16th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
In the coming months, with some timing and volume variations by region, you will be able to choose from many affordable, generous range, compelling, and all-around-capable EVs that are coming on to the market. Whilst the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is arguably the most keenly anticipated of the bunch, all of these EVs are great cars, much better than any fossil fuel vehicle (FFV) equivalent
July 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
German car rental company nextmove took to the track with a Tesla Model S and a Tesla Model 3, where it set new global single charge range records for both vehicles...at the same time
May 28th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
All the Tesla news from this weekend. Tesla has begun updating the software that controls Model 3 emergency braking. Two fanbois set a Model 3 mileage record. And Model X sales soar in Shanghai after price cut.
September 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Two journalists in Germany managed to drive an Opel Ampera-e nearly twice as far as its official range estimates. Here's how they did it.
August 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
This weekend, members of the Tesla Shuttle crew are going to attempt to break the world record for miles/kilometers driven on a single charge in an electric car. The attempt is being led by Tomasz Gać, founder/CEO of Quriers and co-founder of Tesla Shuttle. But I'm also one of those people and will be doing a good chunk of the driving — weather permitting. A third co-founder, Jacek Fior, and I did a test drive for several hours recently. Below the video (and in the video chat) are some of my notes from that test drive
August 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Editor's Note: Tesla Shuttle (I'm a cofounder), CleanTechnica (I'm the director), and Quriers are going to try to break the record in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned....
Just a few months after a team in Belgium broke the previous record, a team in Italy has now gone and set yet another new record for hypermiling in an electric car. The Tesla Owners Italia team managed to take a Tesla Model S 100D 1078 kilometers (~670 miles) on a single charge ... meaning that the record set in Belgium in June 2017 (~560 miles) was surpassed by a margin of around 110 miles
June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
A new "hypermiling" record for production electric vehicles has been set by a pair from Belgium, using a Tesla Model S 100D. The duo in question, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools, managed to squeeze 560 miles (901 kilometers) out of the Tesla Model S 100D in question, by traveling at an average of 24 miles per hour (39 km/h) for right around 24 hours. Before we go further about the short-term news, there's a very important lesson to be learned and shared (again) regarding this record and how it relates to the practicality of EV life today
September 26th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan
At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the [&hellip