Based in the United Kingdom, Drayson Racing (owned by Lord Drayson, CEO and co-founder of Drayson Racing Technologies) set four electric land speed records in their low-drag version of the Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype. These records were set at Elvington Airfield in England.
You can read about Drayson Racing (here).
Check out these records:
- Lord Drayson has increased his record speed to 205.139 mph over one kilometer which is 333.271 km/h – two runs accomplished in less than one hour. As he beat his last record run, this counts as he second record.
- Lord Drayson set the EV acceleration World Record over a measured quarter mile from a standing start at 9.742 seconds.
- Drayson Racing Technologies set the British Land Speed Record for the one mile flying start too. A record that gas and diesel engined vehicles compete in as well.
“It is not the outright speed that is impressive about this record attempt, but the engineering challenge of accelerating a 1000kg electric vehicle to such a high speed and sustaining that speed over a measured mile, before stopping safely all within a relatively short distance then turning round and doing it again within an hour. It’s a tremendous technical challenge but we believe it’s about time someone moved this record on to demonstrate just how far EV technology has come.” – – Lord Drayson, CEO and co-founder of Drayson Racing Technologies
It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, will attempt to break Lord Drayson’s record run.
Speaking of fast electric vehicles, check out this speedy Tesla Model S video!