We love Drayson Racing Technologies and Lord Drayson, the fastest Lord on this planet! Paul Drayson and his racing team are out to smash another electric land speed record.
With another attempt at a sub-1000kg electric car world land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the former UK science minister turned racing driver, Lord (Paul) Drayson is back with his fully electric Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype racing car. The highly modified Lola B12 has already broken a few records and we interviewed Lord Drayson last year at EVS26.
The Fastest Lord On The Planet.
In our latest article on Drayson Racing Technologies, we spoke about how Qualcomm Halo had teamed up with the FIA Formula E to introduce wireless charging with electric racing cars. We witnessed the system first hand at EVS26 last year on the Drayson B12 69/EV. While attempting to break the World Electric Land Speed Record in England, Drayson also partnered with Michelin and is now also an official technical advisor for the Formula E series.
What to see what it looks like driving the fastest electric vehicle, EV on land?
Flat Out On The Salts.
Averaging 204.2mph average speed over the measured mile earlier this summer at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England, it is aiming to go even faster on the much longer Bonneville track.
According to Paul Drayson, founder and CEO of Drayson Racing Technologies:
“We are delighted to be invited to Bonneville and to be racing on the West Coast – without doubt the spiritual home of the electric vehicle.
“Back in June, the relatively short runway at Elvington limited our top speed as we had to brake as the car was still accelerating. We are looking forward to discovering just how fast the car can go on the wide-open spaces of the Bonneville salt flats, although its been a major engineering challenge to prepare the car for running on salt.
“The development of lightweight car technology is a key part of the drive to bring electric cars to market with the range and performance that consumers expect. That is why we are focused on the sub-1000kg category for the EV world record. It presents the greatest technical challenge to engineer a car that weighs under 1000 kg, goes over 200mph and is purely driven by sustainable electric energy.”
And now for the CarNewsCafe scoop, we will meet with the team in Los Angeles to talk about the records and future development. Stay tuned!