The Nissan Leaf wasn't the only electric vehicle to set a record (1 minute, 57 seconds whilst in reverse) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb this year. With Johnny Cocker at the wheel and pointing forward, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV from Drayson Racing Technologies laid down a time of 53.53 seconds. That's good enough to make it the fastest electric vehicle ever to traverse the 1.16-mile (1.86 kilometers) course and the 11th overall at this year's event.
By way of comparison, the Tesla Roadster scrambled up the path in 58.77 seconds last year. And, while it wasn't entered in the final shootout, the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC did three consecutive runs in exactly 60.18 seconds, beating its 2011 time by an impressive 10 seconds.
To get a good look at the B12/69EV in action, scroll down for video of it doing some recent testing. As a bonus, we also have footage from the all-electric QuimeraRR AEDC running through the Goodwood course, though oddly, it's is missing from the official results (PDF).