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Students Beat Tesla with 500km Range Electric Car

Tesla has a new competitor, and it's not from BMW or General Motors. It's from Australian university students, whose electric Sunswift eVe set a new world record for fastest average speed -- more than 60mph -- over 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a single battery charge, on July 23. That's a big deal: range is the biggest issue holding back the widespread adoption of EVs, and this record shows the car can drive hundreds of miles at a reasonable highway speed. It stomped on the old record, a mere 45 mph, and drove farther than even the Tesla Model S, the current king of EVs, can go on a full charge.

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