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Bridgestone’s Webfleet helps set electric van world record

Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, has helped set a new Guinness World Record title for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge – 311.18 miles (500.8km).

The record-breaking feat was achieved in the UK by Webfleet-sponsored drivers Kevin Booker, Sam Clarke and Fergal McGrath in a Fiat E-Scudo, fitted with energy-efficient Bridgestone Duravis tyres.

Independently verified video footage, odometer, GPS and battery level data from Webfleet revealed that the compact van, with a 75kWh battery and a WLTP of 205 miles (330km), averaged 4.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh) on a circular route across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The journey took 13 hours and nine minutes during daylight hours. The van needed no modifications and the route combined urban and rural roads to replicate ‘real world’ conditions.

(L-R) Glenn Pollard, Guinness World Records adjudicator; Sam Clarke; Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker.

“This remarkable achievement is testimony to the determination and technological ingenuity of all those involved,” said Beverley Wise, Webfleet regional director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions.

“We’re thrilled to have become a Guinness World Record title holder. The previous record of 258.85 miles was set in the US, bringing it to the UK is symbolic of our nationwide commitment to become a global leader in e-mobility.

“The record demonstrates not only the capabilities of electric vans and advanced Bridgestone tyre technology for businesses and urban mobility, but also the impact that drivers can have on electric vehicle energy consumption.”

Webfleet’s chosen tyre for the attempt, the Bridgestone Duravis, was seen as a critical component in the world record attempt, offering outstanding mileage and low rolling resistance.