Czech scooter manufacturer Akumoto and electricity generation conglomerate ČEZ have teamed up in attempt to set a world record for the longest distance covered by an electric scooter in 24 hours. The record-setting attempt ended Tuesday with the non-modified Akumoto electric scooter clocking 1,136.3 kilometers (706.1 miles).

It's estimated the trip required just 40.8 kWh of electricity and cost only 190 Czech Korunas ($10.35 U.S. at the current exchange rate). Some simple math reveals that the electric Akumoto's operating costs came in at approximately one and one-half cents per mile.

Akumoto's sales manager, Lukáš Drahovzal, said that the record-setting attempt was meant to prove that two-wheeled EVs are more versatile than people think. "Given that modern electric scooters in principle have exchangeable batteries, we were interested in learning just how far electric scooters could go in a set period," he said.

ČEZ says next in line are electric vans and trucks, which will require the conglomerate to adapt much of its existing network of scooter-specific charging stations for use on four-wheeled transport mobiles.


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      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      No one is going to want to ride 700 miles on a scooter but this shows how battery swapping would be nice for cars. As long as their are swap stations every X miles (where X is range of your vehicle) you can drive as far as you want.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey 2Wheel! How big/heavy/expensive are bike batteries? This seems like a pretty nifty solution to range anxiety. Keep on extra, charged battery nearby.
        Spec
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        It is a nice solution to theft and charging: -You scooter w/o battery is less likely to be stolen. -You can bring your batteyr with you to charge it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Land's End to John O'Groats is 874 miles. Sounds like a challenge.....