The Schluckspecht EV Shatters Previous World Records

 - Aug 18, 2011
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Luckily for most environmental do-gooders who view the purchase of an electric car as inevitable, the Schluckspecht is an EV capable of crossing entire states without recharging. Stow that range anxiety away and become part of the future!

Range anxiety is a term introduced whenever one discusses the feasibility of electric vehicles -- and it's a valid concern! With so few charge stations outside California, Washington and New York, a road trip beyond your state borders is unlikely. Fortunately for the eco-minded, an applied sciences team from Offenburg, Germany just broke the world record for longest single-charge drive in an EV -- the Schluckspecht drove 1,000 miles.

That's the equivalent distance from Portland in the Pacific-Northwest region to San Diego, which is on the U.S.- Mexican border! Not only is this a world record, it's an encouraging development in the world of electric vehicles.