Think all electric vehicles go slow and look boring? Think again as you check out this report we came across regarding an electric-powered dragster setting a new world speed record for vehicles of its type. The driver was Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube and the vehicle he was driving was the Current Eliminator V.
Berube, driving at the Speedworld Motorplex drag strip on Dec. 15, hit a top speed of 153.6 miles while covering a quarter of a mile in 8.10 seconds. He first ran times of 10.04, 8.84, 8.40 and 8.23 before setting the world record as recorded by the National Hot Rod Association's Super Pro class. Three of these times beat his previous records of 8.801 seconds.
This dragster driver is apparently no fluke either. His previous electric dragster earned him a lot of money as he competed alongside conventional gas and alcohol dragsters. He's a founding member of the National Electric Drag Race Association as well. The power under his hood came in the form of Altairnano lithium-titanate battery packs.
written by Rosemary, January 03, 2008
written by Karsten, January 03, 2008
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