Tuesday, April 26, 2011

“Black Current” EV Beetle Goes 9′s, Sets Drag Racing Record

Oliver Young’s “Black Current” EV Beetle dragster was the first street-bodied EV to run the quarter mile in 9 seconds.   A “street-bodied” dragster is a vehicle that retains the production car’s body as opposed to going for a body-on-frame fiberglass fixture like that of the world’s fastest EV dragster.

With Oliver Young behind the wheel though, Black Current was able to blitz down the 1,320 at the UK’s Santa Pod Raceway in 9.82 seconds at 133 mph, followed by a second run of 9.51 seconds at 135 mph.

Source: “Black Current” EV Beetle Goes 9′s, Sets Drag Racing Record