Effort to Set Electric Car Record Delayed: These guys are having some technical problems this week, but I’m interested to see how it works out.
Nevada agreed to shut down a state highway for the torpedo-shaped car’s attempt to top 300 mph — which would shatter the old mark of 245 mph, set by an American team in 1999 using a similarly streamlined car powered by thousands of “AA” batteries.
First, 245 m.p.h? Wow.
Second, “AA” batteries? Why would you do this? And how can even “thousands” of them provide enough juice for enough time?