Jorge Chapa

Fastest Hydrogen Car in the World Smashes 300MPH Record

by , 09/29/09
filed under: Green Transportation

Buckeye Bullet 2, sustainable design, green design, hydrogen vehicle, fuel cell vehicle, world record, 300mph vehicle, transportation, alternative energy

Few land vehicles are capable of hitting 300 miles per hour – it is, after all, a pretty impressive speed for a car to achieve. That figure becomes even more incredible when you enter the realm of alternative transportation. However just last week the Buckeye Bullet 2 became the first hydrogen powered vehicle to exceed that speed, smashing the world speed record for fuel cell vehicles with a scorching 304mph run!

Buckeye Bullet 2

The Buckeye Bullet‘s predecessor, obviously known as the Buckeye Bullet 1, currently holds the national and international landspeed record for electric vehicles, at 315 miles per hour. The Buckeye Bullet 2 team aimed to achieve the same goal for a fuel cell vehicle, and sure enough, they did.

The Buckeye Bullet 2 clocked an average speed of 300.992 miles per hour, with a top recorded speed of 304 mph. The Buckeye Bullet is powered by a custom 700HP electric motor, fueled by hydrogen and oxygen batteries, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art array of sensors and instruments.

For their effort, the team was rewarded with the FIA World Record, for hydrogen-powered vehicles. This confirms what we have said all along: electric, and hydrogen vehicles are clearly ready for prime time. Congratulations to the students of Ohio State University College of Engineering!

+ Buckeye Bullet 2

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6 Comments

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  3. dereks January 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Very impressive and congratualtions to the Buckeyes, a great demonstration project. Now get to work on the bigger challenge of making and pressurizing hydrogen without using electricity generated from CO2 producing fossil fuels.

  4. davidwayneosedach October 1, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    300 plus mph? Wow! How about using it for high speed intercity trains?

  5. mandarin September 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Banzai!

  6. kponz2 September 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

    They actually set the record again, later that week at 302.877 mph, with a top speed of 307.011 mph.

    They have video too: http://www.youtube.com/buckeyebullet2

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