Speeding bullet EV slays slow myth

buckeye-bulletThink electric vehicles are S-L-O-W, as in golf-cart slow?

Think again.

A high-speed battery electric vehicle designed and built by engineering students at Ohio State University recently hit 307 miles per hour in a test at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

OSU’s Buckeye Bullet 2.5 is a sleek speed machine. Of course, it’s not available for purchase right now.

But the Tesla Roadster, which thrusts the driver from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 125 m.p.h. is.

Yes, it’s not cheap, at about $109,000. But more affordable mainstream EVs with plenty of pep, for example, the Nissan LEAF, which is reported to have a top speed of 90 m.p.h., are on their way.

So much for the myth that electric vehicles are slow!

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