62889607 story Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students 120 Posted by Soulskill on Friday July 25, 2014 @10:15AM from the also-stores-baby-cars-in-a-warm-pouch-on-its-undercarriage dept. New submitter is_this_gdog writes: The Sunswift solar car team from UNSW Australia has broken an international world speed record for the fastest long-range electric vehicle, averaging a speed of 107km/h (66mph) over 500km (310miles) from a single charge with their car, eVe. Solar panels were not used for this record (with solar, the car has a range of over 500 miles), the challenge was endurance speed with battery only. There are faster electric cars, and one or two with longer range if you go slow enough — Sunswift eVe is the first to officially do 500kms at highway speeds (pending official FIA approval). Pictures of the car are available here.