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PHOTO CAPTION: BEA-tricks converted Citroen Berlino electric van drove 621 miles on single charge.

Electric Cars About to Solve One of Their Biggest Challenges: Range

Seeing Alpha bloger, Retirefund, cites examples of electric vehicles now able to travel more than 600 miles on charge, and offers investment suggestions.

Published: 22-Nov-2011

Most electric vehicles don't go quite as far on a single charge as a standard car goes on a tank of gas, yet. But that's changing fast.

New EV range records seem to be set every week, and a small start-up company from Bochum just upped the range ante again.

BEA-tricks, spearheaded by engineer Daniel Sperling, modified a Citroen Berlingo with 10 of the same lithium ion batteries used in the SmartForTwo (total output: 180 kWh), and drove it 621 miles (1000 km) from Flensburg to Munich.

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