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Published: Aug 26, 2010
Buckeye Bullet Electric Car Speed Record 307 mph (VIDEO)
by Mitch Marconi

How is this not cool? A team of Ohio State University students hope that their Buckeye Bullet electric car can crack the speed record for the electric car.

According to the AP, the Buckeye Bullet was clocked at 307 mph over two runs. The previous record for an electric car was at 246 mph in 1999.

The Buckeye Bullet was clocked at the Utah Bonneville Salt Flats. If the governing body of motorsports accepts the record, it will have beaten out the old record by 61 mph.

The car is powered by 1,600 compact lithium-ion batteries. Team manager David Cooke states the vehicle can go even faster but the clutch that connects the powerful motor to the gearbox ripped apart.

The Buckeye Bullet was designed by Ohio State's Center for Automotive Research. (c) tPC

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