Volvo-Based Truck Sets Guinness Record for EV Range

Using a modified Volvo FH commercial truck chassis, Swedish truck builder Futuricum, along with partners DPD Switzerland and tiremaker Continental, set a world record for the longest distance traveled (683 miles) by an electric truck. (Futuricum)

Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volvo unit, traveled 683 miles (1099 km) on a closed test track before running out of electrons.

For the three partners, the project aimed to show “that sustainable, energy-efficient and cost-efficient electric mobility in the transportation industry is not a mobility concept of tomorrow but is already a reality on European roads today.”

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