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

Via Gas 2.0