Australian university students break a 26-year-old world record, laying claim to the fastest electric vehicle over 500 km (311 miles) on a single battery charge. The Sunswift eVe from the University of New South Wales achieved an average speed of 62.1 mph (100 km/h), bettering the previous world record of 45.36 mph (73 km/h). The vehicle was put to the test on a 2.6-mile (4.2-km) circular track at the Australian Automotive Research Center, 30 miles (50 km) outside Geelong, Victoria. The ...

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