BYU Students Want Fastest EV Record, Will Attempt This Fall

BYU Electric Blue Streamliner airflow

In brief: Students at Brigham Young University in Utah are aiming to take the fastest electric vehicle record this fall at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The students are engineering a vehicle called the Electric Blue Streamliner.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Electric Blue Streamliner
Manufacturer: BYU

The word

Electric Blue Streamliner airflow

The streamliner gets it name from BYU's colors: blue and white. Amazingly, the team involved already holds the EV 4-wheeled dragster record with a converted EV1 they worked on in 2002.

The current streamliner is in the E-1 class (1,000kg) and still rides on four wheels. The project began in 2006 and will finally hit pavement salt this August.

And so ...

Video of the first motor run on the BYU machine is below. Good luck to the Electric Blue Machine team.

Photo credits: BYU

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