This e-truck sets Guinness World Record for covering 1,099 km without recharging

Europe's Futuricum with DPD Switzerland and Continental Tires developed this electric truck by modifying a Volvo unit.The company has claimed that thi
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The electric vehicle was driven on 2.8-kilometer-long, oval test track at the Contidrom, Continental’s in-house test centre. (Futuricum )
The electric vehicle was driven on 2.8-kilometer-long, oval test track at the Contidrom, Continental’s in-house test centre.

It is not only cars that are being converted into electric vehicles as automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are also trying to bring in electric trucks for achieving a full-fledged electric portfolio. Contributing to this is Europe's Futuricum, a commercial vehicle brand, which partnered with DPD Switzerland and Continental Tires to develop and manufacture electric trucks. And this team recently made a Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without recharging.

For the record, the partners used an e-truck that has already been in use in delivery traffic for the past six months. The e-truck, which is a modified Volvo unit, travelled a distance of 1,099 km without stopping to recharge. The electric vehicle was driven on 2.8-kilometer-long, oval test track at the Contidrom, Continental’s in-house test centre. Two drivers drove the e-truck and completed 392 laps in 23 hours. The average speed of the truck was at 50 kmph (31 mph), which the company said is a realistic average value for everyday use.

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Marc Frank, strategy and innovation director at DPD Switzerland shared that the companies decided to invest in electric mobility at an early stage. “The e-truck can master the roughly 300 kilometres every day without any problems. We are proud that we have now been able to officially document our performance level," he added.

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Adrian Melliger, CEO of Designwerk Products AG, the company behind the Futuricum brand stated that this electric truck has a battery capacity of 680-kilowatt hours which is the largest truck battery in Europe on board. The truck with a 19-tonne weight has a power output of over 680 hp.

First Published Date: 12 Sep 2021, 17:30 PM IST
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