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    Video: Bill and Eva have salt fever, set 212-MPH electric land speed record
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    Salt fever is an affliction that drives those infected to spend the better part of the year dreaming, scheming and building machines to race across the alien landscape that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of land-speed-record glory. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson have a high-voltage ...

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    Official: Drayson Racing EV hits 204.185 mph, sets new FIA world land speed record
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    A 39-year-old FIA World Electric Land Speed Record has fallen to a sleek, green electric machine called the Lola. Officially the Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype, the 1000-kilogram (2,204-pound) race car hit a top speed of 204.185 miles per hour yesterday at RAF Elvington Airfield in ...

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    Official: OSU, Venturi EV aims for world speed record in September: 435 mph
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    Top that, Wolverines! Ohio State University is once again teaming with Venturi in an effort to set land-speed records for electric vehicles, with the team's next escapade set for September. Meet the third Buckeye Bullet, also known as the Venturi VBB-3. OSU, known among other things for a pretty ...

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    Two Wheels: Lightning Motorcycles uses solar power to set El Mirage speed record at 189 mph
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    Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to setting land speed records. It laid down a 173.388 mile-per-hour marker for electric motorcycles in 2010 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and then upped the ante significantly in 2011 with a 215.960 mph performance on that same crystalline stage. For 2012, ...

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    Two Wheels: Electric Cowboy rides Zero S, sets speed records on Bonneville Salt Flats
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    Brandon Nozaki Miller – A.K.A. the Electric Cowboy – is on a mission: to prove you don't need big-time money to have big-time fun competing on an electric motorcycle. To help make his case, he's just set several land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Aboard his Zero S steed ...

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    Official: Jetta Hybrid sets world speed record at 185 mph
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    After blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats at 185 miles per hour, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is now the "world's fastest hybrid," according to VW. The modified Jetta Hybrid was driven by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago, and the official speed was 185.394 mph (298.363 ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf aims to take world record in reverse at Goodwood
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    When Nissan wants to set a speed record, you'd expect it to use the GT-R to get there. Or maybe one of its myriad racing cars – it does, after all, power the bulk of the LMP2 racers on the grid at Le Mans, not to mention the experimental DeltaWing. But the Leaf? Sure, maybe for ...

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    Propane-powered Maxximus LNG 2000 sets three new world speed records
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    It may not fit everyone's definition of green, but the supercar you see above did manage to hit 134 miles per hour in the quarter mile without burning a drop of gasoline. The 1,600+ horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied Maxximus LNG 2000 can burn propane (a fossil fuel, also known as LPG), and it did ...

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    Official: Volvo shoots for 165 mile-per-hour hybrid-truck speed record
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    Sometimes, we don't ask why, we just appreciate. That's the attitude we're taking towards "Mean Green," the Volvo truck that the Swedish company is using to try and set the land-speed record for hybrid trucks. And while neither the words "hybrid" or "truck" conjure up images of blazing speed, ...

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    DC AUTO SHOW: Boise State students gunning for land speed record with biofuel, this time 215 mph
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    Last November, the Boise State University student team called Greenspeed broke the land speed record for a truck (in its class) that uses vegetable oil with a run of 155 miles per hour. Now, they're confidently ready to go after the faster, dirtier, petroleum-powered trucks. To get that record, ...

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    Video: BYU Electric Blue sets land speed record at 155.8 mph
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    Students from the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah have successfully concluded a seven-year project by setting a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Dubbed the Electric Blue, the streamlined vehicle – designed and engineered by students at BYU – set a world record ...

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    Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run
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    At the Loring Timing Association in Maine, John Petsche drove a highly modified motorcycle into the record books. Powered by a six-horsepower industrial diesel engine and fueled by store-bought vegetable oil, Petsche's two-wheeler hit a top speed of 56.535 miles per hour, sufficient to put ...

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    Ford Ranger helps record-holding electric Bluebird make a move
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    Ford has sent a diesel Ranger Thunder double cab to join up with team Bluebird as they attempt to shatter an existing electric vehicle land speed record. This after a setback in August where the Bluebird slid sidewards at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour while gunning for the record at ...

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    Video: Lightning Motorcycles raises land speed record to 215.960 mph, starts taking orders
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    Rider Paul Thede with Lightning SuperBike in LSR clothing – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There's just no satisfying certain people's need for speed. While some might have been content with shattering the electric motorcycle land speed record (LSR) at a Southern California ...

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    Buckeye Bullet 3 shooting for 400-plus mph electric speed record in 2012
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    Buckeye Bullet 2.5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It isn't easy, but work to engineer, design and develop the third version of the Buckeye Bullet capable of breaking past 400 miles per hour is underway. The Ohio State University (OSU) team behind the Buckeye Bullet has ...

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    Report: Bluebird electric land speed record attempt ends in disaster
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    An attempt to smash the UK's electric vehicle land speed record on Saturday reportedly ended in disaster as the Bluebird was badly damaged following an impact with a pothole. Foul weather limited visibility and, according to reports, a pothole, led to the near-catastrophic incident. Piloted by ...

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    206.079 MPH! Lightning Motorcycles sets electric motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville
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    Rider Paul Thede with Lightning Motorcycles bike in with APS-Ω LSR configuration
    Lightning Motorcycles has just demolished the electric motorcycle land speed record (LSR) with a set of Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) certified runs averaging 206.079 miles per hour. Wearing a ...

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    Team Catavolt takes aim at land speed record with 200 mph hopes
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    Team Catavolt's LSR Daelin – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Before Team Catavolt gears up to go road racing in the TTXGP/eFX series, they have a date with the salty stretches of Australia's Lake Gairdner where they will attempt to set a land speed record. Again. Last year, the ...

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    Bluebird shooting to raise UK electric land speed record in 2011
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    Back in August of 2000, Don Wales and the Bluebird Electric Team set the UK electric land speed record at 139 miles per hour at the Pendine Sands in Wales. The record has remained intact for more than ten years, but Wales is not willing to sit around and wait for someone else to take hold of the ...

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    KillaJoule, daughter of Killacycle, to take on Bonneville Salt Flats
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    Eva Håkansson, whose ElectroCat set a record earlier this year climbing Pikes Peak, is preparing to assault the land speed record for electric motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt Flats this Wednesday with her newest creation, the KillaJoule. This two-wheeled streamliner is not only encoded ...

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