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Drayson Racing sets new World Electric Land Speed Record

Former science minister, businessman and racing driver Lord Drayson was behind the wheel of the record-breaking Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype yesterday (25th June) and commented: ‘I’m delighted we’ve beaten the record tonight and can show the world EVs can be fast and reliable. Drayson Racing is a laboratory for EV technology, testing it to the most extreme level, as we’ve seen today.

‘It is not the outright speed of 204.185mph that is most impressive about this record, but the engineering challenge of accelerating a 1,000kg electric vehicle on a short runway over a measured mile. However I’ve got a great team and world-class partners, such as QualcommHalo, Michelin, Multimatic and Cosworth.

“This is a true celebration of Britain’s leading position within the burgeoning electric vehicle industry and I’m delighted to be at the forefront of this electric revolution.’

The team for the research and development business aim to set more records, such as the EV acceleration record, at an event being held today, Wednesday 26th June.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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