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All-electric race car speeds to record

Martyn Williams | Sept. 11, 2012
An all-electric race car being developed in Silicon Valley has sped into the record books at California's Sonoma raceway setting a lap record for an electric car.

Despite the short range, the electric car can be compared favorably to conventional race cars in some areas, Mitz, the driver, said.

"The torque and the power is instantaneous and that's what we want. When you step on the throttle, in one of these it's like stepping on the throttle in a drag car. Just seat of the pants throttle acceleration and you have to control the throttle pedal and the wheel spin and that's where it gets difficult," he said.

 

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