29 Jul '16, 7pm

Genovation GXE breaks land speed record for electric cars at 205.6 mph

Genovation GXE breaks land speed record for electric cars at 205.6 mph

Corvettes are an American classic, but they don’t get great mileage at 13 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway; it’s bad enough that you have to pay the $1,300 gas guzzler surcharge. It’s not exactly TreeHugger correct. But then people don’t buy them for their fuel efficiency; it’s all about speed, acceleration, a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. © Genovation And then there is the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The Genovation people bought a used Z06, pulled the engine and installed their own mix of motors, batteries, inverters and battery management, which comes pretty damn close to that original engine with 600-hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. The 130 mile range isn’t too shabby either. Yesterday they drove it down the longest and straightest bit of real estate this side of the Bonneville Salt Flats, the runway at the...

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