Electric Dragster Sets World Speed Record
January 2nd, 2008 2:48 PM Share
Fox Business reports that a lithium-titanate-powered dragster has set a new electric vehicle speed record for the quarter mile. Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube drove the Current Eliminator V into history on Sunday. The Eliminator clocked-in with a 7.963-second quarter mile run, during which man and machine reached 160.65 mph. Berube actually broke the record twice. Earlier in the same day, he bested the current (no pun intended) EV quarter mile record. On his second run, he set the new new one. While the Eliminator thusly eliminates the electric vehicle's golf cart rep, we doubt it can go 250 miles on a single charge and then recharge in three hours. Then again, neither can any other electric car…
Published January 2nd, 2008 10:26 AM
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I saw this small toyota corona from the 70's that had two forklift motors and a trunk full of batteries run 11's in the quarter. It's called the White Zombie http://www.plasmaboyracing.com/videos.php Spanks everything it runs against.
So when do they start electrifying the quarter mile? Cars are much faster without hundreds of pounds of batteries... =P
good for him....but who cares......