Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Watch an electric Corvette shatter a speed record

The Genovation GXE is the fastest street-legal EV, according to a racing group.
40 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Numerous car makers and gearheads have built extremely quick electric vehicles, but who holds the speed record? Not necessarily who'd you'd expect. The International Mile Racing Association has declared that Genovation's GXE, a heavily modified Chevy Corvette, is the world's fastest street-legal electric car. As you'll see in the video below, the sports EV hit a brisk 186.8MPH while hardly breaking a sweat. The GXE team accomplished the feat in its first day of testing, in fact, so it's entirely possible that you'll see higher speeds in the near future.

Whether or not Genovation holds the title for very long is another matter. Vendors like Rimac are building electric supercars that should reach 220MPH and beyond, and it's entirely likely that this kind of performance will be commonplace in the high-end EV world before long. Still, it's nice to know that the technology for these kinds of achievements already exists -- it's just a matter of designing for it from the start, rather than incorporating it after the fact.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
40 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Hulu's 'Castle Rock' season 2 teaser shows the origins of 'Misery'

Hulu's 'Castle Rock' season 2 teaser shows the origins of 'Misery'

View
YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

View
SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

View
Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

View
Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs

Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr