307-mph electric car breaks the battery powered land speed record

If you think of electric cars as kind of pumped-up golf carts useful for getting around town but not much else, then you probably haven't encountered the 307-mph Buckeye Bullet 2.5

Built by a group of students at Ohio State University, yesterday the electric car broke their own world land speed record for battery powered vehicles, by averaging 307.66-mph over two runs in opposite directions at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Pretty quick for a glorified golf cart, and I expect it will take some heat off the Tesla people in defending bragging rights for electric vehicles.

Unfortunately, I don't think you'll see the Buckeye Bullet in showrooms anytime soon.

Buckeye Bullet 2.5, via Inhabitat

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