Drayson breaks another electric speed record

Pioneer of electric racing

Drayson Racing Technologies is still red hot and proving that electric cars can only up the ante when it comes to performance.  In its latest stint at the Elvington airfield strip in Yorkshire, England, it managed to best its last record from back June.

Drayson Racing Technologies is poised to be the electric racing company of the future.  With many records under its belt, see the Bonneville last one here, it is also the technical adviser to the new fully-electric Formula E series.  Formula E is also looking into wireless charging from Qualcomm Halo, something the Drasyon team has already experimented with.

The Electric Speed Record.

And two new electric land speed record, both awaiting final approval by the FIA that blows away the past ones.  Paul Drayson, the ex-English minister turned gentlemen cutting edge race driver, pushed his incredible Lola B19/69 EV to even higher limits.  205.13 mph over the flying mile, as well as a one-kilometer record of 207,08 MPH, or 333.271 kph.  The other record was the standing quarter mile, achieved in 9.74 seconds with a top speed of 92.38 mph.

According to the Drayson Racing Technologies team, this makes the electric Lola the fastest British wheel vehicle, excluding those using thrusts engines.

Will this be the last record for the Drayson Racing Technologies team? Certainly not.  According to Lord Drayson, the electric Lola was still pushing strong at the limit, which means they will be back for more.

It’s funny to see how a few years of electric vehicle frenzy has now spawned electric powered car records.  Congratulations yet again to the Drayson Racing Technologies.

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart