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A car by the name of Grimsel has once again beaten the world record for quickest-accelerating electric car from 0-62 mph. Designed and built by the Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (AMZ), and nicknamed Grimsel, the all-wheel-drive electric racer blasted its way to 100 kph (62 mph) in a record-setting 1.513 seconds. This run supersedes […]

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Last month a converted U.S.-built 2006 C6 Corvette designed to provide a couple hot laps at the Nurburgring was let loose on a mile course in Florida and managed to clock a record 186.800 mph. Certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA), the record for Top Speed Street Legal Electric Car set Feb. 23 […]

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Last Thursday at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, engineering PhD student Eva Håkansson set several world land speed records in her “KillaJoule” streamlined electric sidecar motorcycle. Håkansson’s home-built EV smashed the previous fastest electric motorcycle record by 25 mph, and established an all-time best among sidecars of any type. The KillaJoule was clocked at 241.901 […]

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