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Electric Vehicle Breaks Drag-Racing World Record (at 144.8 MPH)

Electric Vehicle Breaks Drag-Racing World Record (at 144.8 MPH)


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The True Cousins custom-built TC-X drag racer.

A drag racing team from Denmark just set a new record for full-bodied electric vehicles … at 144.8 mph. OK, so we’ll never call EVs “muscle cars,” but the new eighth-mile National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) world record – 4.8968 seconds at 144.8 mph – is impressive.

Denmark’s True Cousins assembled the custom-built TC-X EV specifically for drag racing, and it’s a true marvel. The EV sports a Mitsubishi 72 V engine with a True Cousins-original 1600 HP battery pack and max controller output of 1200 HP. And like most EVs, the TC-X is light, doubly so since it’s built for speed. With a fiberglass body a mere 2 mm thick, the TC-X weighs in at a paltry 850 kg.

As for the TC-X’s record-breaking run, I’d like to quote the NEDRA, which exists to “increase public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance ... NEDRA achieves this by organizing and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting electric vehicle drag racing events” (emphasis mine).

True to form, the EV's wind resistance is louder than anything from the TC-X, itself.

Check out the TC-X’s new world record here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8roFY_3GHiQ