by Fred Lambert
Our Next Energy, also known as ONE, installed one of its battery packs in a Tesla Model S and managed to have it travel 752 miles on a single charge.
The Model S is Tesla’s longest-range vehicle with up to 405 miles of range on a single charge depending on the configuration.
CEO Elon Musk has often said that Tesla could make it have an even longer range by jamming a 120 kWh battery pack in it, but the automaker instead focuses on achieving a longer range through better efficiency.
In order to showcase its own battery technology, Our Next Energy (ONE) has now installed its own battery system in a Model S.
The company did a test drive with an average speed of 55 mph and achieved a range of 752 miles:
Our Next Energy, Inc. (ONE), a Michigan battery technology company, has demonstrated a proof-of-concept battery that powered an electric vehicle 752 miles without recharging.
The vehicle completed a road test across Michigan in late December with an average speed of 55 mph.
The results were validated by a third party using a vehicle dynamometer where the test vehicle, a Tesla Model S retrofitted with an experimental battery, achieved 882 miles at 55 mph.