Mira EV powered by Sanyo lithium-ion batteries travels a distance of 555.6 km without recharging

Sanyo announced today that the travel distance of 555.6 km by Mira EV powered by Sanyo 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.