Sanyo lithium-ion battery runs Mira EV into Guinness World Record

Mira EV powered by Sanyo lithium-ion battery systems achieved a travel distance of 1,003.184km, breaking its own Guinness World Record for the longest journey without recharging (See: Japanese auto enthusiast's run laptop battery-powered EV for 1,000km)

Mira EV was converted by Japan Electric Vehicle Club

The trial run was provided by Japan Electric Vehicle Club (Japan EV Club), and implemented at a training school for auto racers in Ibaraki, Japan during 22 May to 23 May 2010.

The Mira EV has already achieved a 555.6km run without recharging from Tokyo to Osaka, Japan, on 17 November 2009 with this travel distance of 555.6km having been officially recognised as the Guinness World Record this past April.

The Sanyo lithium-ion battery systems employed in the Mira EV were designed by assembling 8,320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type), which are normally used in laptops etc, similar to the configuration used in the April record.

Sanyo continues to improve its lithium-ion battery technology as it contributes to realizing a low carbon society.

SANYO lithium-ion battery systems housed in Mira EV


240.5V - 294Ah

Number of batteries:

8,320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type)


240.5V - 294Ah

Total energy:

Approx. 50kWh (Max: Approx. 74kWh)