The automotive world surprised with the development of electric car's speed could compete with the speed of a sports car that uses conventional fuels. This is the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, a car made by a British technology company, Drayson Racing Technologies and Lola Cars. The company has a large green technology projects that develop high speed supercar and broke the record for the fastest electric car in the world.
The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV cars is an electric race car that managed to reach a top speed of 204.2 mph (328.6 kph) at RAF Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire England. Previous record for the fastest electric car in 1974 inscribed by electric cars that use Battery Box General with a maximum speed of 175 mph.
|The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV. (Picture from: http://inhabitat.com/)|
The Drayson Racing Tech's CEO, Lord Paul Drayson said, these results prove that the electric car as the car of the future replacement for petrol cars. The man who was also driving a Lola-Drayson B12/69EV is claimed that this car is very potential to be developed as an electric vehicle tech.
|The driver, Lord Drayson, was Minister of Science in the last Labour government. (Pcture from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/)|
"What it, I hope, shows to people is just what the future potential of electric cars is," Lord Drayson told the BBC shortly after his record-breaking time was confirmed, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Lord Drayson further stated that the proof is not solely about speed records, but also engineering technology electric vehicles weighing 1,000 kg (2,204 lb) that they have achieved. Drayson, former UK Minister of Knowledge is a land-speed record holder of electric car today.
|The key technologies of the new Lola-Drayson B12/69EV electric racing car. (Picture from: http://www.gizmag.com/)|
The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV is an electric prototype racing car for Le Mans series which is capable of accelerating up to a maximum raced on the track as far as aircraft takeoff nearly 3 km. The car using Lola MP1 chassis that was used for racing world championship, and also using the second generation of Judd V10 engines that use bio fuels.
|Ghost diagram of the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV electric racing car. (Picture from: http://www.gizmag.com/)|
The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV features Drayson's brand new 4X2-640 electric drivetrain, inductive charging, new generation Lithium Nanophosphate battery cells that made exclusively by A123 Systems, moveable aerodynamics and electrical regenerative damping. Its four electric motors are said to deliver a whopping 850 hp and a top speed of around 200 mph. Off the starting line, the electric racer is claimed to zoom from zero to 60 mph in three seconds. (Wanna see one of its potential rival). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BBC | GIZMAG | DOE | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 28062013]