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KleenSpeed EV-X11 Sets Lap Record for Electric Racer

One minute 35.99 seconds lap time at Sonoma works out to an average speed of just over 150 kilometers per hour, and the car hit a top speed of about 210 kilometers per hour.

Published: 11-Sep-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.

The Kleenspeed EV-X11 made the run on Friday when it got around the 4 kilometer track in 1 minute 35.99 seconds. That works out to an average speed of just over 150 kilometers per hour and the car hit a top speed of about 210 kilometers per hour. (See video of the car on the Sonoma track on YouTube.)

"It's pretty good," said Kevin Mitz, who was behind the wheel of the car. "The same cars we run with a gas engine, 1 liter gas engines, motorcycle engines, they are about 400 pounds lighter than this one so we're at a disadvantage with the weight, but we're only about 3 to 4 seconds slower on your average comparable car to this."

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