The Nissan Leaf is said to have a range of over 100 miles, but there is another electric vehicle that puts this to shame, the Audi A2 EV. The German equivalent has just beaten the record for the most miles covered by an EV car on just one charge.
The Audi A2 managed to travel 372-mile (600-km); the journey took 7 hours. The driver did not try to conserve energy either; he had the heater going and still managed to finish the test with some power to spare. This will certainly give Nissan something to think about.
According to UPI, the Audi A2 EV uses a new technology called “DBM Energy’s KOLIBRI AlphaPolymer Technology” these batteries are said to be 97 percent efficient, and can be charged just by using any socket. If you do plug it into a high DC voltage source, then your A2 will be fully charged and ready to go in just six minutes – only wish my iPhone was that quick.
Mirko Hannemann, the inventor of the new batteries said that he hopes to compete with the Asian market, and with backing from the German government, it will not be long before he does so.