Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype sets a new World Electric Land Speed Record
World records get broken year in and year out but the World Electric Land Speed Record has stood at 175mph for almost forty years. Drayson Racing, an Oxford-based sustainable motorsport company, have just smashed that record by almost 30mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Lord Drayson – former science minister, businessman and racing driver – piloted the 850Bhp Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype to 204.185mph over a measured mile setting the new sub-1000kg electric land speed record.
For the moment, we will keep sniffing petrol in our day to day hooning but there is no doubting that electric vehicles are getting shockingly fast.
Source – Michelin UK