A small electric vehicle that broke the 3.5-mile barrier has become the first to do so in a vehicle factory in China.
The prototype, which was unveiled in Guangzhou, has already been tested by the state-owned auto supplier.
The car broke the record in China on Monday, with an official test of the battery and charging system.
In an effort to make sure the car was ready to go on a test drive, a test driver and several others were placed on a long-range electric vehicle in the desert near the town of Dalian, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency.
The test vehicle took around three hours to travel the 3 kilometers (2.2 miles) on a battery charger.
A second test vehicle was also used, but only for a short period of time to demonstrate the battery’s range and the electric motor’s range.
The company, which specializes in lithium-ion batteries, is also developing a vehicle powered by hydrogen and solar energy.