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New record: electric truck exceeds 1,000 km of autonomy

New record: electric truck exceeds 1,000 km of autonomy

Lowering the flag is symbolic, as Futuricum was unable to complete lap 393, although he maintained the new Guinness World Record

Just like in the harvester cabin, The cab of the long-distance truck has plenty of equipment and comfort every day Unprecedented in the history of freight transport. The modern truck has become a practical department From one or even two environments, with everything a person might need on the plane to pass through Several days to travel.

And that is precisely why, since then To be profitable heavy transport industry, the most important thing is to reach The shortest possible time to reach the destinationLowest cost of road transportation In exchange for the option of air transportation.

Volvo FH-based electric van, with two drivers, made 392 laps on the Contienental tire test track in Germany
Volvo FH-based electric van, with two drivers, made 392 laps on the Contienental tire test track in Germany

That is why trucks provide so much comfort to their driver. by The number of continuous hours required by the industry on the road. model shift Auto industry In general, a file is created Big turmoil in the heavy vehicle market, is still present in the fuel Diesel is your best ally against other energy options such as hydrogen and electricity.

while in Switzerland and the United States, hydrogen is beginning to show that it can be an alternative Free from polluting emissions, the big challenge for Truck and battery manufacturers, is to find an autonomy that ensures the normal functioning of the industry, which in turn will be even more important when After 2030, at least in EuropeAnd Air routes are prohibited for parts of up to 500 km Where there is a train option to travel from one point to another. over there, The truck must be the alternative To transport loads that the trains will not carry.

Each driver drove the vehicle for 4.30 hours, for a total of 23 hours of continuous driving at a constant speed of 50 km/h
Each driver drove the vehicle for 4.30 hours, for a total of 23 hours of continuous driving at a constant speed of 50 km/h

In search of a range of at least 500 km, Truck Photorecom Electric FH Just set a new record to be recorded in Guinness World Records, when a distance is reached 1099 kilometers on a single charge. The event took place in the ring counterdromeTire brand test track Continental, located near Hanover, Germany.

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To reach this mark, the truck had to complete 392 oval turns 2.8 kmlate 23 hours Driving at an average speed 50 km / h, The speed was chosen to be a “realistic average value in everyday use,” according to the organizers.

The truck had no extra weight per charge and was able to complete 1,099 kilometers on the battery just as the challenge began about a day ago.
The truck had no extra weight per charge and was able to complete 1,099 kilometers on the battery just as the challenge began about a day ago.

Challenge done Drivers or pilots, alternately driving each of them 4 and a half hours. When they arrived at turn 393Battery charge alarm, indicates that there is less than 2% left of electrical energy, knowing that they could not complete cycle 393, You decide to stop the truck So that the battery will not be completely discharged and cause some unnecessary damage, thus ending the attempt It was already a record for the Futuricum Electric FH.

This truck The Volvo FH that Futuricum has 100% converted a model to electrical. Weight 15.5 tons And a battery with it 680 kWhCapable of feeding the electric motor 500 kW / 680 hp. from Photorecom They expressed that this electric truck, in real use, is almost able to travel 400 km on a single charge.

The speed was kept constant with light traffic over the bank, which allowed the truck not to force steering on the curves of the 2.8 km oval.  This has also contributed to reducing consumption
The speed was kept constant with light traffic over the bank, which allowed the truck not to force steering on the curves of the 2.8 km oval. This has also contributed to reducing consumption

The record was obtained from at constant speed, without congestion or bad weather to affect its performance, and Weight of your cargo, despite the numbers obtained, it is believed that it was really low, so the 1,099 km looks like a concept signLike the one I recorded a few weeks ago Mustang Mac E in Great Britain. Good piece of information to show the evolution of this technology, but it’s very far from the reality of the users, at least for now.

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