A new lightweight electric car has won over the title of the “fastest car” in their class. Electric Blue, the name of the EV, is the work of 130 students over a 7 year period. The group of BYU engineering students have managed to build an electric car to set the world land speed record, averaging 155.8 mph over the two required qualifying runs, one of which they even reached 175 mph.
Bluebird Electric is scheduled to start speed trials at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, on July 2 and 3 in order to prepare for the breaking of the 500mph land speed record in 2013. The current record in the UK for electric cars is 137 mph.