Range anxiety is something that electric car owners tend to have. Basically what it means is that they’re worried that their car’s battery won’t last them for their journey and because charging stations aren’t as ubiquitous as gas stations, that they might be left stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Now as far as electric cars are concerned, the Tesla Model S P85D probably has one of the biggest batteries in an electric car at the moment, with the car being EPA-certified for 253 miles on a single charge. However two men in Denmark have pushed the limits of the car and have managed to squeeze out a whopping 452.8 miles on a single charge.
This feat was achieved by Bjørn Nyland and his friend and it took them a grand total of 18 hours and 40 minutes to achieve that. This was done as they drove extremely slow (and not abusing the car’s “Ludicrous” mode) at 24.2 miles per hour, thus saving as much energy as possible. Of course the downside is that it took them close to 19 hours when in reality if driven normally, it would have taken them much less time than that.
The previous record set for the Model S P85D was in 2013 by a father and son duo David and Adam Metcalf, who managed to achieve a range of 423.5 miles, so it looks like Nyland beat them out marginally, but still an impressive effort nonetheless.