- Webfleet‘s world record-breaking attempt saw the electric van drive 311.18 miles on one charge.
- Completed in a FIAT E-Scudo, driven by Kevin Booker, Sam Clarke, and Fergal McGrath, used Bridgestone Duravis tires.
- The record demonstrates electric van potential, emphasises driver impact on EV energy use, and contributes to sustainable urban mobility.
Bridgestone’s fleet management solution has achieved a new electric van GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
They drove the longest distance by an electric van on one charge – an impressive 311.18 miles (500.8 km). Sponsored drivers Kevin Booker, Sam Clarke, and Fergal McGrath drove a FIAT E-Scudo, with energy-efficient Bridgestone Duravis tires.
They backed their claim with verified video, GPS, battery, and odometer data. The FIAT E-Scudo, with a 75kWh battery and a 205-mile WLTP range, averaged 4.5 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh). The attempt smashes the previous record of 258.85 miles, set in the US.
They drove a circular route through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire for 13 hours and nine minutes in daylight. The FIAT E-Scudo needed no modifications and faced urban and rural roads, simulating real-world conditions.
Critical to the success were the chosen Bridgestone Duravis tires. These tires minimize resistance, significantly optimizing the van’s range.
‘This remarkable achievement is testimony to the determination and technological ingenuity of all those involved
We’re thrilled to have become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 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 (EV) energy consumption.’
Beverley Wise, Webfleet Regional Director, Bridgestone Mobility Solutions.
The record not only shows electric vans’ potential but also emphasises drivers’ impact on EV energy use. With the attempt far surpassing the E-Scudo’s official WLTP range.
‘Connected EV data plays a vital role in electrifying mobility, enabling business fleets to monitor driver behaviour, compare their energy performance and even analyse kinetic energy recovered through regenerative braking to provide targeted coaching where it’s needed most.’
Taco van der Leij, VP Fleet Management Solutions Europe,Bridgestone Mobility Solutions
The drivers, McGrath and Booker, previously held records for fuel efficiency and energy use in both electric and petrol and diesel vehicles.
‘We are seeing the recent expansion of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), for example, from 23rd August 2023. Trucks and vans are predominantly powered by diesel and so it is important that the transition to pure electric with zero tailpipe emissions is as smooth as possible.’
The record-breaking attempt by Webfleet and the Bridgestone Duravis-equipped FIAT E-Scudo serves as a powerful demonstration of the capabilities of commercial EVs. By pushing the boundaries of electric van performance, the achievement contributes to the ongoing transition toward cleaner and more sustainable urban mobility solutions.