The previous world electric land speed record speed of 175 mph, set nearly 40 years ago has been smashed by 29.2 mph by Lord Drayson of the UK. The DraysonB12 69/EV electric Le-Mans prototype was piloted by Lord Drayson on its record run. Subject to FIA homologation, the record run represents an average of two runs completed within an hour. The world record run was conducted at Elvington Airfield, England.
You can read about the DraysonB12 69/EV electric Le-Mans prototype (here).
“It is not the outright speed of 204.185mph 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 great team and world-class partners, such as QualcommHalo, Michelin, Multimatic and Cosworth.”
“This is a true celebration of Britain’s leading position within the burgeoning electric vehicle industry and I’m delighted to be at the forefront of this electric revolution. Today we have set more British records for acceleration, which I’m also delighted about.”
As the new world record holder, subject to FIA homologation, Lord Drayson commented: “I’m delighted we beat the record last night 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.” – – Drayson Racing
The DraysonB12 69/EV electric Le-Mans prototype used wireless charging by QualcommHalo in its world record run.
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