Brigham Young University Students Devise The World’s Fastest Electric Car ‘Electric Blue’


Yes, we are striving to usher in a new era of eco-friendly transportation, where the electric vehicles (EV) are being introduced at a rapid rate by numerous companies in an effort to bring to the urban streets, cars and bikes that not only run on zero emission propulsion, but are also provide high levels of performance. However, no one ever said that you can’t have a little fun while inventing the next generation technologies. This has now been proven by a group of students from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, who have now designed and developed a fantastic new electric car called, ‘Electric Blue’ that has been bestowed upon with the title of the world’s fastest electric car. The Electric Blue was able to achieve a phenomenal 155.8 mph (250.7 km/h) in the E1 category, where the vehicles were required to weigh under 499 kg. This highly ambitious project was led by Perry Carte, a retired professor, who led his team of students to this glorious achievement.

The Electric Blue has been designed and developed by creating a model of the electric car on a wind tunnel computer program, while the entire vehicle has been crafted in carbon fiber for reduced weight and enhanced aerodynamics. This wonderful vehicle resembles a rocket on wheels and the car itself is powered by a set of lithium iron phosphate batteries. The speed record established by Electric Blue leaves behind  Tesla Roadster that carries top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). Categorized as a streamliner, this one of a kind electric car was piloted by Jim Burkdoll,  who is the President of Utah Salt Flats Racing Association and the vehicle has even been certified by the Southern California Timing Association – Bonneville Nations, Inc. The entire streamliner program of some 130 students contributing on various levels and took seven years to finish.

Via Green Muze