The basic principle of both records is the same, so they are comparable – both were run on public roads. The latest, however, in the heavy traffic of the morning and afternoon rush hour of the American San Diego and also along the Pacific Coast Highway, the famous California road.
Behind the wheel were some of America’s best “hypermilers,” Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger, the people who compete in the lowest possible fuel economy. They drove at the end of August, but the carmaker only published information about the record on its American website for journalists.
The distance was measured by navigation independent of the car’s systems.
They consumed 5.65 kg of hydrogen on the route, which means an average consumption of 0.41 kg of hydrogen per 100 km. According to American specifications, the Mirai XLE is to cover 647 km per 5.6 kg of hydrogen tanks, which gives a consumption of 0.87 kg / 100 km.
Traveling the longest distance per refueling may seem like a tank-size duel, but it’s not, or at least not directly. Serial cars compete that any of us can buy if they have the right amount of money, and driving to the lowest possible consumption is extremely demanding on the driver’s skills.
Finally, is thirteen hundred kilometers per tank in the world of passenger cars a lot or a little, apart from the differences in fuel? It’s not a small thing, although compared to conventional cars, hydrogen still has a long way to go.
The Guinness Book of Records states an absolute maximum of 2545.8 km with the Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion in 2011, which was achieved in Croatia. However, the Christian Science Monitor website mentions an even higher number – 2616.8 km per tank in the US Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI on the route from Houston, Texas to Sterling, Virginia, in 2012.
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