11 Apr '12, 11am

Fastest electric car on ice! Students break record: A group of students have broken the speed for the fastest el...

Fastest electric car on ice! Students break record: A group of students have broken the speed for the fastest el...

A group of students have broken the speed for the fastest electric car on ice. Students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences took their electric sports car prototype to the frozen Lake Ukonjärvi in north of Finland where it was successfully piloted it to a top speed of 161.63 mph. Driven by Janne Laitinen, a test driver for Nokian Tyres, the electric sports car was driven for a kilometre in each direction. Janne achieved an average speed of 156.67 mph, taking under 6 minutes to complete the sprint. E-RA breaking the speed record in Finland Built by the student team, the car known as the E-RA (Electric RaceAbout) features 32 Kwh lithium-titanate battery, capable of delivering 200kW of continuous power and peak torque equivalent to 3200 Nm. With a 0-62 mph time of less than 6 seconds, the car has a top speed of 124 mph and a driving range of around 125...

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