Drayson Racing Sets New World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars
The new record was established at the Elvington Airfield in England and improved on the previous 175 mph (281.6 km/h) record, which had stood for nearly forty years, by 29.2 mph (47 km/h).
"I'm delighted we've beaten the record tonight and can show the world EVs can be fast and reliable. Drayson Racing is a laboratory for EV technology, testing it to the most extreme level, as we've seen today. This is a true celebration of Britain's leading position within the burgeoning electric vehicle industry and I'm delighted to be at the forefront of this electric revolution. We hope to set more records tomorrow."
The British company announced plans to set more records this week, including the electric vehicle acceleration record.