US-based electric bus manufacturer, Proterra, just set a new record for the greatest distance traveled by an electric vehicle.
Proterra upgraded its 40-foot Catalyst E2, now called ‘Catalyst E2 max‘, with a massive 660 kWh battery pack and brought it to the track at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana, to test it. The Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana noted that the vehicle covered a long distance of 1,772.2 kilometers (1,101.2 miles) before its battery pack ran out of power. This sets a new record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge.
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The 40-foot bus was outfitted with a 660 kWh battery pack for the trial the equivalent of 11 Chevy Bolts — and according to the company, it could be back at full capacity in just an hour using Proterra’s high-speed charging system. The previous record for distance on a single charge was set by the Schluckspecht E, an experimental electric vehicle.
The California-based manufacturer of electric buses noted that bus will probably travel only 350 miles in actual service once fully loaded and contending with city traffic.