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Bridgestone Duravis tyres help set electric van world record

Bridgestone’s energy-efficient Duravis tyres have helped set a new Guinness World Record title for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge – 311.18 miles (500.8km).

The record-breaking feat was achieved in the UK by drivers Kevin Booker, Sam Clarke and Fergal McGrath in a Fiat E-Scudo, who were sponsored by Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, Webfleet.

Independently verified video footage, odometer, GPS and battery level data from Webfleet revealed that the compact van, with a 75kWh battery and a WLTP of 205 miles (330km), averaged 4.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh) on a circular route across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The journey took 13 hours and nine minutes during daylight hours. The van needed no modifications and the route combined urban and rural roads to replicate ‘real world’ conditions.

The chosen tyres for the attempt, the Bridgestone Duravis, were seen as a critical component in the world record attempt, offering outstanding mileage and low rolling resistance.

(L-R) Glenn Pollard, Guinness World Records adjudicator; Sam Clarke; Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker.