PHOTO CAPTION: Illustration of proposed Bluebird DC50 electric car

Famed Bluebird to Get Electric Charge

Scion of land-speed record holders lends the family's Bluebird moniker to a pair of electric cars: the DC50 sports car and GTL Formula E racer.

Published: 11-Jul-2013

Few names evoke speed more than Bluebird, a moniker associated with a long string of vehicles faster than any other on the planet.
It seems right then that the family with whom those vehicles are most associated is to launch an electric sports car of the same name, at this year's Sustainable MotorExpo in the UK.

Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell--each a land-speed record holder in days gone by--has continued his family's tradition with attempts to break the land speed record for electric vehicles.

Technology is as important as speed in such a pursuit and a run of 350 Bluebird DC50 sports cars will be released to bring some of that record-setting technology to the roads.



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