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Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

By Antony Ingram 289 views Jun 26, 2013 Follow Antony Drayson Racing B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype Enlarge Photo It's been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. At the weekend, Audi's R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race . Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype . And on Tuesday, reports the BBC , a new electric land speed record was achieved, finally beating the 175 mph record set in 1974. Lord Drayson, a previous Minister of Science in the UK government, took a development of his electric Lola endurance prototype to 204.2 mph at the Elvington airfield in Yorkshire, UK. The Lola B12 69/EV was previously designed as a Le Mans prototype vehicle, not dissimilar to those which raced over the weekend, showcasing various technologies--such as "structur...

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