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BYU Students Want Fastest EV Record, Will Attempt This Fall
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.
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Make/Model: Electric Blue Streamliner
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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