26 Jun '13, 5am

FIA World Electric Land Speed Record Set By Drayson Racing

FIA World Electric Land Speed Record Set By Drayson Racing

Drayson Racing has set the new World Electric Land Speed Record at 204.185mph on June 25. Former UK science minister, businessman and racing driver Lord Drayson was behind the wheel of the Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype. In near perfect conditions, the Oxford-based sustainable motorsport company said it smashed the previous 175mph record, which had stood for nearly forty years, by 29.2mph. As the new world record holder, Lord Drayson commented: “I’m delighted we’ve beaten the record tonight and can show the world EVs can be fast and reliable. Drayson Racing is a laboratory for EV technology, testing it to the most extreme level, as we’ve seen today. It is not the outright speed of 203mph that is most impressive about this record, but the engineering challenge of accelerating a 1000kg electric vehicle on a short runway over a measured mile. However I’ve got a ...

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