Browsing the "Land Speed Records" Category

Lord Drayson Comes To Bonneville To Set EV Land Speed Record

September 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

British racing pioneer Lord Drayson is bringing his record-setting B12 69/EV Le Mans prototype to the Bonneville Salt Flats to chase the electric land speed record. His quest for the electric land speed record starts today, and he could soon become the fastest man powered purely by electricity

Switch to Ethanol, Break Records – No Regret Performance Hits 209 MPH

August 20th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The choice of E85 is a conscious one, and the bike itself serves the team’s efforts to dispel the negative myths surrounding ethanol. “Everyone thinks it’s a joke ’til they hear the turbo and see the bike disappear,” says No Regret rider and tuner Trzebiatowski. “If you know how to tune you can release power and run a renewable fuel.”

Video: Drayson Racing Sets New 204 MPH EV Record

June 27th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric vehicles are really starting to come into their own, and long-standing records for range and performance are starting to fall. Yesterday Drayson Racing took down a 39-year old record for electric vehicle top speed in the standing mile, blowing past the previous record of 175 mph and crossing the 200 mph mark, a huge step for electric vehicles the world over

OSU Joins Venturi In Pursuit Of Another EV Land Speed Record

May 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The potential for performance and speed from electric vehicles is still not recognized by the public as a whole, but there are those working to ensure that EVs get the respect they deserve. Ohio State University has joined Venturi Automobiles for building a 3,000 horsepower streamliner that could eventually hit 435 mph on the salt flats

Interview with FIM's Charles Hennekam on Electric Motorcycle Racing

December 27th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

Charles’s job involves taking care of the technical rules for all the disciplines- 50 different championships covering everything from road racing to cross-country rally racing. He is also the Operations Manager for ePower, the FIM’s electric motorcycle racing series. I sat down with him at the Laguna Seca round to find out more about FIM’s interest in electric racing. I saved it until now, because it’s nice to have some racing news in the off-season.

Using Solar Power, Lightning Motorcycles Sets Another Speed Record

November 16th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The entrepreneurs of the new electric vehicle movement are hell bent on showing the world that the technology is here, it’s real, and it works. At the forefront of electric motorcycle motorsports is Lightning Motorcycles, who recently set a new land speed record for production motorcycles at El Mirage...and they did it using the power of the sun

Can A 1,000 MPH Rocket Car Be “Carbon Neutral”?

November 6th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

How do you define a green car? Is it a vehicle with no tailpipe emissions, or a vehicle with the lowest overall emissions including manufacture and delivery? How about a rocket car aiming to break the 1,000 mph on the ground that buys carbon offset credits from a green energy company? Is that still “green”

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sets Another Land Speed Record

October 10th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

For the second time this year, a turbocharged Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has set a land speed record for hybrids, going over 186 mph. If you still think hybrids can’t be fast, well you better wake up and smell the fresh, clean air

Nemesis Electric Lotus Sets New U.K. Land Speed Record

September 28th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Speed enthusiasts are embracing electric vehicles with much gusto, and plenty of teams and individuals are out to set their own records with EVs. Over in the United Kingdom, green energy company Ecotricity has used a modified Lotus Exige with an electric drivetrain to set a new U.K electric land speed record.

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