Tesla Roadster: 313 miles (501km) through the Australian Outback on a single charge
Internode founder Simon Hackett owns the only Tesla Roadster currently in Australia
"We wanted to prove a point about the ability of EVs to drive truly large distances"
Tesla Roadster electric sportscar
Deep Green Research modified Honda electric vehicle
The Tesla Roadster has set a new distance record for a production electric vehicle by traveling 313 miles (501km) on a single charge. The milestone took place during the 2009 Global Green Challenge in Australia where eco-friendly vehicles have been battling it out over a formidable 1800 mile course. The distance achieved is well above the 244 mile range Tesla quotes in its specs... and on top of that, the electric sportscar reportedly had 3 miles worth of charge left in its batteries when it finished the record breaking run.
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