Fastest electric vehicle-world record set by Altairnano
[Jan 2]RENO, Nev,US--Altair
Nanotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading manufacturer
of safe, high-performance lithium-titanate battery pack products
and energy storage products announced today that Dennis "Kilowatt"
Berube set a new National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA)
electric vehicle world speed record driving an electric dragster
powered by Altairnano battery packs.
This is the 17th consecutive year that Dennis
Berube has held the world record for fastest electric vehicle
in a quarter mile.
lithium-titanate battery packs, Berube's electric dragster, named
the Current Eliminator V, achieved the electric vehicle world speed
record at the Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, AZ on
Sunday, December 30th.
Requirements for setting the world record
include two record-breaking times on the same day under the same
conditions. With runs rapidly decreasing in time, Berube began with
9.0 seconds, followed by 8.4, then 8.009 seconds.
On the fourth run of the day, Berube broke into
the 7-second category reaching 159.65 mph in 7.956 seconds. Dennis
then assured his spot in the record book with a consecutive run
of 7.963 while reaching 160.65 mph for the quarter mile.
"Setting two world records in one month is an
impressive feat," said Dr. Alan Gotcher, President and CEO of Altair
Nanotechnologies, "With his first record in the electric
dragster category and now the record for all electric vehicles,
Dennis and Altairnano
are pushing the frontier of advanced battery technology in racing
A founding competitor of the National Electric
Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), Dennis Berube has made the exceptional
accomplishment of improving upon and maintaining notable records
on numerous occasions over a 17-year span.
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