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Buckeye Bullet Electric Racer Breaks EV Speed Record!

Posted By Cameron Scott On August 25, 2010 @ 6:40 pm In Green Transportation | No Comments

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Electric cars [2] don’t exactly have a reputation for being serious speed demons — but that could change as Ohio State [3]‘s lithium ion-powered Buckeye Bullet 2 just shattered the world land speed record for a battery-powered vehicle. The streamlined electric racer averaged 291 miles per hour in back-to-back tests this week in the Utah Salt Flats.

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The Bullet, which was designed by students at Ohio State University [3], may not be coming to a dealership near you anytime soon, but its battery comes from A123 Systems, whose products will also power Chrysler cars and Eaton trucks. The Bullet’s body comes from EV manufacturer Venturi [5], which is based in Monaco and features models like the Fetish [6].

So who said EVs weren’t sexy?

+ Buckeye Bullet [7]

Via AutoBlog [8] and Engadget [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/buckeye-ed01.jpg

[2] Electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/24/dude-canada-to-build-a-cannabis-car/

[3] Ohio State: http://www.osu.edu/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/25/buckeye-bullet-electric-racer-breaks-ev-speed-record/bullet2/

[5] Venturi: http://www.venturi.fr/-Home-page-.html

[6] Fetish: http://www.venturifetish.fr/

[7] + Buckeye Bullet: http://www.buckeyebullet.com/

[8] AutoBlog: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/24/ohio-state-universitys-buckeye-bullet-claims-another-electric-s/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20weblogsinc%2Fautoblog%20%28Autoblog%29

[9] Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/25/osu-buckeye-bullet-2-sets-new-battery-powered-speed-record/

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