Student-designed Electric car sets world land speed record
Students from Brigham Young University (BYU), are celebrating after setting a new land speed record for an electric car in the “E1″ (under 1,100 lbs/499 kg) class. The record of 155.8 mph (250.7 km/h) set by the “Electric Blue” streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The Electric Blue was piloted on its two runs by Utah Salt Flats Racing Association president, Jim Burkdoll, and they were certified by the Southern California Timing Association – Bonneville Nations, Inc.
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