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Proterra claims world record, says its electric bus traveled more than 1,100 miles on a single charge

Proterra claims world record, says its electric bus traveled more than 1,100 miles on a single charge

Proterra, the electric bus company based in Burlingame, Calif., with an assembly plant in City of Industry, claimed a world record for electric vehicle range on Tuesday.

Its Catalyst E2 all-electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles over a test track on a single charge, the company said.

That bests a range record set in Germany six years ago, when a vehicle called the Schluckspecht-E logged 1,013.76 miles.

The Schluckspecht-E, however, was an aerodynamic lightweight single-seat car, not a 40-foot brick-shaped mass transit bus.

The test was part publicity stunt and part demonstration of the gains made in electric vehicle technology. The longest range Tesla Model S, for...

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