Sanyo set Guinness World Record with Lithium-ion Battery

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.  is pleased announce that the travel distance of 555.6 km by Mira EV powered by SANYO lithium-ion battery systems has been officially recognized as the longest journey by electric vehicle without recharging by the Guinness World Records.

This trial run was provided by Japan Electric Vehicle Club (Japan EV Club) and implemented by driving the Mira EV from Tokyo to Osaka, Japan on November 17, 2009. The SANYO lithium-ion battery systems housed in the Mira EV were designed by assembling 8320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type) which are normally used in laptops etc.

Sanyo Guiness World-Record Mira-EV

While continuing to improve its lithium-ion battery technology, SANYO is contributing towards the realization of a low carbon society.

Outline of the Guinness World Record

Trial run date

November 17, 2009


From Nihonbashi, Tokyo to Nipponbashi, Osaka, Japan

Travel distance
(without recharging)



Mira EV

SANYO lithium-ion battery systems housed in Mira EV

Number of batteries

8320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (18650-type)


240.5V – 294Ah

Total energy

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

Source: Sanyo

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