An electric scooter from Akumoto, the Czech scooter manufacturer, has set the world record for the longest distance covered by an electric scooter in 24 hours. The manufacturer had teamed up with electricity generation conglomerate CEZ for the attempt.
The non-modified electric scooter has set the record by clocking 1,136.3 kilometres (706.1 miles) in a day. That is roughly the distance between Prague and Paris.
The entire ride required only about 40.8 kWh of electricity and cost only 190 Czech Korunas ($10.35 ). The operating cost of the vehicle stood at approximately one-and-one-half cents per mile.
The company said that the attempt was meant to prove the versatility of two-wheeled electric vehicles. They were just checking how far these scooters were capable of going in a set period, and are thrilled with the results.
CEZ has revealed that electric vans and trucks are next. This will require the adapting of its existing network of scooter-specific recharging stations for use on four-wheeled electric vehicles.
CEZ is expected to install more charging points in the near future to help encourage sales of electric vehicles.