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World Record for most countries visited in 24 hours in an electric car

What Car? has set a new world record for the most countries visited in 24 hours in an electric car. The drivers chose an unmodified Porsche Taycan which required seven charge stops along the 1199-mile journey across 14 countries.

Aside from these brief charge stops, the pair drove the Taycan non-stop for 24 hours from the Netherlands to Serbia, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Bosnia in that order.

Calculating average charging times and driving speeds, and adjusting for traffic and border crossings, What Car? had initially estimated to make it as far as 13 countries in the 24-hour period, but such was the progress of the duo that they managed to include Hungary in the final tally – taking the total to 14.

Neil Winn, Deputy Reviews Editor for What Car?, said: “The European road trip has an electric future. Our epic journey has shown that the rise of electric cars doesn’t mean a mega-mile cross-continental holiday is off the cards.”

What Car? EV record in numbers

  • 14 Countries visited
  • 1199 Miles covered
  • 7 Charging stops
  • 61mph average speed
  • 24 Bottles of water
  • 12 Bags of crisps eaten
  • 9 Petrol station sandwiches eaten
  • 12 Cups of coffee consumed
  • 2050 Photos taken

Porsche Taycan (Performance Battery Plus)

  • Price: £79,604
  • Engine: Electric motor
  • Power: 375bhp (469bhp in overboost)
  • Torque: 263lb ft
  • Gearbox: 2-spd automatic, RWD
  • Battery Size: 83.7kWh (usable)
  • 0-62mph: 5.4sec
  • Top speed: 143mph
  • Official range: 316 miles
  • CO2/tax band: 0g/km / 2%

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