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Electric Corvette sets land speed record again

Electric Corvette sets land speed record again
Santosh Nair Santosh Nair Sunday 31 July 2016, 11:12 AM

An all-electric Corvette, built by ‘Genovation’ in the USA, has once again set a new electric land speed record by hitting 330kmph at Nasa’s landing strip at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. This ‘Genovation GXE’ has broken its own previous record for a road-legal car reaching 300kmph.

Genovation decided to give it another try, only within a few months, due to the immense developments they achieved in the propulsion of battery power. The GXE is derived from a modified Z06 Corvette which makes 600bhp, 772Nm of torque, and uses a 44kWh battery to shell out a range of 209km on a single charge.

 

Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation, said, “We are thrilled that after setting a record earlier this year, we were able to further enhance the GXE’s performance and break our own record. We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”

 

Genovation aspires to present the GXE to the market in a few months, in spite of it being in the development phase. To give you an idea, the Tesla Model S can only do a top speed of 249kmph due to the inbuilt software restriction that’s there to save the battery. Else, it is highly likely that the Model S could achieve the same top speeds as the GXE.

 

 

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