24 Mar '12, 8pm

Finland-built electric car reaches 156 miles per hour on ice

Nokian Tyres Fastest on Ice Also with an Electric Car: New World Record 252.09 km/h NOKIA, Finland, March 22, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Test driver Janne Laitinen from Nokian Tyres [http://www.nokiantyres.com ] reached a speed of 252.09 km/h (156.64 mph) in the E-RA electric car [http://www.raceabout.fi/era ] on the ice of Lake Ukonjarvi in Inari. The record, achieved on 17 March by the world's northernmost tyre manufacturer and the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences' high-tech E-RA (Electric RaceAbout) vehicle, is unique. The top speed of this uncompromising sports car with a total of 280-kW electric motor reached over 260 km/h (161.59 mph) in the freezing weather. The relentless grip and stable handling necessary at extreme speeds were ensured by regular production Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 [http://www.nokiantyres.com/tyre?id=12091290&group=1.01&name=Nokian+Hakkap...

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