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A world land speed record for lightweight electric vehicles

Watch Lord Paul Drayson, former Science Minister, science entrepreneur, and owner of Drayson Racing Technologies, set a new world land speed record for lightweight electric vehicles after achieving an average of 204.185mph in a lithium-nanophosphate battery-powered car. From The Guardian:

It was a demonstration of a technology that is slowly keeping its promise to revolutionise the way we travel. And for the first time in half a century, motor sport seems to be showing itself capable of making a significant contribution towards accelerating the development of that technology.

“I really think that the changes that are taking place in the car industry need to be reflected in motor sport,” Drayson said shortly before setting off on his record-breaking run.

“We’re seeing this huge shift to the electric drivetrain in the mainstream industry, so motor sport has got to pioneer this technology, too. It’s got to lead on the innovations and help reset people’s expectations about what an electric car can do.”

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