A Bengaluru-based Tata Motors has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest range of a battery-electric car.
The Tata Electric Car range of 5kms has surpassed the record set by the Renault-Nissan Leaf which achieved a 5,020 km range last year.
The electric car manufacturer claims that the car reached a range of 4,948km last year, a range that was just a fraction of the 5,200km the car can reach with a conventional battery.
The range has been achieved thanks to a new powertrain design, a battery that has been optimised for maximum energy efficiency and a range optimised by a combination of technology that has improved the performance of the battery over the last five years.
The company claims that with a new battery system, it can reach a maximum range of around 5,500km on a single charge.
The record was achieved by the car in the last quarter of 2018 and will be officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in November.
The new range will be recognised as a world record by Guinness World Records.
Tata Motors has been producing the electric cars since 2016, and the range has grown in the past three years to reach around 5kkm, or about the same as the current range of the Nissan Leaf.
It says that the new range is due to the fact that the batteries have been optimized to deliver maximum energy consumption and efficiency, which has reduced the weight of the batteries and the overall weight of a car.