Drayson B12/69 EV Land Speed Record at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire Featured In Fully Charged

MAR 23 2014 BY MARK KANE 2

Lord Paul Drayson and Drayson B12/69 EV

Lord Paul Drayson and Drayson B12/69 EV

Drayson B12/69 EV

Drayson B12/69 EV

The latest episode of Fully Charged takes us back to the Drayson B12/69 EV land speed record run at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire in Summer of 2013.

This initial land speed record of 204.185 MPH was beaten five months ago with a 205.139 MPH run.

“Lord Drayson increases World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-999kg vehicles with a new average speed over one mile of 205.139mph and over one kilometre of 333.271kph, both records set from a flying start. The speeds were an average of two runs completed within an hour at Elvington Airfield, England.”

“The Drayson Racing prototype electric race car also set a new EV acceleration World Record over a measured quarter mile from a standing start, with a time of 9.742 seconds.”

“The Oxford based team also set a new British Land Speed Record for cars of any propulsion type driven by their wheels over one mile from a flying start.”

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Saw this a couple days ago. Dang fast, but on that last run it looked like it was gonna shake out of control. And what’s the Google’s Eric Schmidt up to being there?

Eric was in the UK to meet with Ambassador Theatre Group about playing Major Arnold Toht in a planned “Raiders of the Lost Ark” musical.

http://dbmoore.blogspot.com/2011/04/eric-schmidt-and-ronald-lacey-separated.html

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