WEBFLEET, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, has smashed the Guinness World Records title for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge – 311.18 miles (500.8 km).
The record- feat was achieved by Webfleet-sponsored drivers Kevin Booker, Sam Clarke and Fergal McGrath in a Fiat E-Scudo fitted with energy-efficient Bridgestone Duravis tyres.
Independently verified video footage, odometer, GPS and battery level data from Webfleet revealed that the compact van, with a 75kWh battery and a WLTP of 205 miles, averaged 4.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh) on a circular route across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
The journey took 13 hours and nine minutes during daylight hours. The E-Scudo needed no modifications and the route combined urban and rural roads to replicate ‘real world’ conditions.
Taco van der Leij, Vice President Fleet Management Solutions Europe for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, said: “Connected EV data plays a vital role in electrifying mobility, enabling business fleets to monitor driver behaviour, compare their energy performance and even analyse kinetic energy recovered through regenerative braking to provide targeted coaching where it’s needed most.”
Webfleet’s chosen tyres for the attempt, Bridgestone Duravis tyres, were seen as a critical component in the world record attempt, offering outstanding mileage and low rolling resistance.