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Guinness World Record for EV Mileage

Guinness World Record for Commercial EV Mileage Using Continental Tires

Guinness World Record for EV Mileage (electric truck on Contidrom + logo Guinness World Record)

The Mobility of the Future is Here

Continental tires were used to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a charging stop, together with DPD Switzerland and Futuricum.

The EV truck traveled a total of 682.88 miles to achieve the record. That’s equivalent to about ten hours of nonstop driving at highway speeds, or as seen in the test, multiple shifts of 4.5 hours each at an average speed of 31 mph, which is a realistic average value for everyday use in regional transport.

The record was set by a commercial electric truck from e-truck brand Futuricum. Parcel delivery company DPD Switzerland had already been successfully using the electric truck in regional transport for the past six months. According to DPD, the e-truck is mastering the hilly, mountainous, roughly 186 mile-route (300 kilometers) every day without any problems, proving that electric mobility in the freight and transportation industry is not a mobility concept of tomorrow, but is already a reality on roads today.

(Contidrom picture from above)

Futuricum created the electric truck, converting a Volvo FH to an electric drive. The 19-ton truck now has over 680 hp and, with a capacity of 680 kilowatt hours, the largest truck battery in Europe on board, according to the company.

The three partners opted for Continental EfficientPro tires, which, similar to Conti EcoPlus tires, are designed for particularly low rolling resistance. Continental tires enable high mileage and extremely low rolling resistance and thus offer the essential characteristics in tires for electric commercial vehicles.

The world record achievement proved that sustainable, energy-efficient and cost-efficient electric mobility is becoming suitable for everyday use.

Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets. The company also aims to become the preferred partner to tire dealers through its attractive commercial offerings.

Guinness World Record Statistics

Start:6: 37 a.m. CET
End:5:33 a.m. CET +1 day
Duration:22 hours and 56 minutes
Record distance reached: 682.9 mi (1,099 km)
Average speed: 31 mph (50 km/h)
Average consumption: 1.09 miles/kWh or 935 Wh/mile (58 kWh/100 km) 
Vehicle curb weight incl. swap body:15.5 metric tons
Official Guinness World Records™ title: Greatest distance by electric rigid truck, single charge

Guinness World Record for EV Mileage (electric truck on Contidrom + logo Guinness World Record)