Black Current III

Black Current III

Current Racing smashed the world record for electric car acceleration (well, it is more or less still a car).

The Black Current III set the new ¼ mile standard at 8.282 seconds at 159.09 mph at the Santa Pod Raceway in UK (full videos below).

That's even far out of range for the Tesla Model S P100DL, or even the Model S P200DL.

Not too shabby for a 1965 Volkswagen beetle body car.

The key is to have three large DC series motors and two 680,000 Watt 440v Z2K-HV controllers powered from 864 x Lithium Cobalt Oxide cells (LiCo4).

As Black Current is an ongoing project, several years old with its latest incarnation, we could expect that even better times (sub 8 seconds maybe) are still to come.

Black Current III

Black Current III

More about the project here,

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