Team Vesco 444 reVolt Systems streamliner driven by New York City resident Eric Ritte broke the national speed record for a fully battery-powered vehicle in the United States.
The electric streamliner recently broke the land speed record for any electric vehicle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The electric vehicle dubbed ‘Little Giant’ reached a top speed of 357 mph. It had an average speed of 353 mph (568 km/h).
The vehicle used to perform the record-breaking run, the ‘Little Giant’, features two “heavily modified” electric Tesla motors powered by 1,152 prismatic lithium-ion batteries. The team has not released any specifications on the capacity of their batteries or the power of the modified Tesla motors.
The overall land speed record hasn’t been broken since October 15, 1997, when it was set by Thrust SCC at 763 mph (1,277 km/h), using the Thrust SCC supersonic car. The previous all-electric vehicle land speed record, meanwhile, was set as recently as 2016 by Ohio State University’s Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3, which reached a top speed of 341 mph (549 km/h).
They also set the next goal of reaching 400 mph (643 km/h).
According to industrytap