Latest in Gear

Image credit: Steve Huff

An electric dragster has passed 200MPH for the first time

The new record was set by "Current Technology."
308 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Electric Dragster Current Technology
Steve Huff

Serious drag racing is becoming a bit kinder to the environment, as the first four-wheel all-electric dragster has completed a 200MPH pass for the first time ever. Driven by drag enthusiast Steve Huff, his car — aptly named “Current Technology” — set a trap speed of 201MPH at the Tucson Dragway in Arizona.

Huff spent most of winter working on his dragster which, according to his website, boasts 1,950 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque via its brushless A/C motor and 800-volt system. The record beats the previous fastest electric dragster speed of 189 mph, which was set by drag racing legend Don Garlits last year.

Of course, 200MPH isn’t really that fast for a dragster, but for an open-wheel battery-powered vehicle it’s a significant accomplishment — one that could herald a new standard in overall EV racing, as well as showing those that are on the fence about EVs that they have pretty impressive potential.

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
308 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores on Sunday

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores on Sunday

View
Alphabet’s DeepMind AI is better than you at Atari games

Alphabet’s DeepMind AI is better than you at Atari games

View
MIT algorithm finds subtle connections between art pieces

MIT algorithm finds subtle connections between art pieces

View
Apex's electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving

Apex's electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving

View
The best wireless earbuds you can buy right now

The best wireless earbuds you can buy right now

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr