EVictory Sets Guinness Distance Record

October 08, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

The EVictory, a fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle developed by EVonyx Inc. (Elmsford, NY), has been returned to New York after setting a new Guinness distance record for the longest run on a single charge by a modified production vehicle powered by a fuel cell.The car traveled 217 miles from West Orange, NJ, to Howard, PA, without refueling or recharging. Once commercialized, the cost of manufacturing the fuel used in such a journey would only be about $4. The car is powered by the EVonyx RPC metal/air fuel cell, an energy source that is claimed to be high-power, low-cost and non-polluting. EVonyx says that when this fuel cell is introduced to the market in the future, it will be both refuelable and rechargeable."We proved the viability of a new source of energy that is clean, abundant and low-cost," said Sadeg Faris, CEO of EVonyx. "We feel this new technology will revolutionize the way energy is generated and distributed in the 21st century."