About the Test
The partners found the best record conditions near Hanover on the high-speed oval at the Contidrom, Continental’s in-house test center. It is a 1.74-mile (2.8-kilometer) oval test track. In total, two drivers completed 392 laps in shifts of 4.5 hours each at an average speed of 31 mph (50 km/h), which is a realistic average value for everyday use. Initially, the weather conditions were not ideal with 57 degrees (14°C) outside temperature and only around 73 degrees (23°C) ground temperature. In addition, the wind blew at an average of 11 mph (18 km/h) with gusts of up to 25 mph (40 km/h). Nevertheless, after just under 23 hours, the partners were able to declare the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title of the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a charging stop with 682.88 miles (1,099 kilometers) driven.
About the Partners
Futuricum is a commercial vehicle brand of Designwerk Products AG, which will build up to 200 fully electric vehicles a year in Winterthur in the future. The brand originates from a flagship project that aimed at developing and constructing commercial and ecological 26-metric-ton e-trucks. The company’s core competencies enable the electrification of a wide range of vehicle structures and retrofits. Futuricum thus offers custom solutions in the areas of recycling logistics, distribution logistics, intralogistics, construction logistics, agricultural and forest logistics, and other transportation needs.
About DPD (Switzerland) AG
DPD Switzerland is one of Switzerland’s leading private express and package service providers and, with 1,100 employees and drivers, processes over 24 million packages a year for both companies and private individuals. In addition to its headquarters in Buchs/Zurich, the company is also represented at eleven other locations in Switzerland and near the border abroad. DPD Switzerland is part of the DPD group. www.dpd.ch
Continental develops ground-breaking technologies and services for the sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary
Continental Tires is a technological leader in the area of tire production and offers a broad product range of cars, commercial and purpose-built vehicles, and two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a significant contribution towards mobility that is safer, more cost-effective and more ecologically efficient. The portfolio of the Tires business unit includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications as well as digital tire management systems.