By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Team Vesco and reVolt Systems joined forces to set a new national speed record for an electric vehicle earlier this year. The feat was accomplished by loading 1,152 prismatic lithium-ion batteries and a pair of modified Tesla motors into Team Vesco’s 444 Little Giant streamliner. The streamliner traveled an average of 353 mph over two runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats, 12 mph faster than the current World Record (although the runs occurred over a 24-hour period rather than a one-hour period required for an official world record).
The streamliner will be on display at Booth #12475 as part of SEMA Electrified (LVCC North Hall). Click here to watch the record run.
The streamliner was driven by New York City resident Eric Ritter. Rockville, Utah-based Team Vesco led by Rick Vesco are pioneers in the field of automotive and motorcycle racing. Oceanside, CA’s reVolt Systems is founded by Eddy Borysewicz. American Track Roadster’s Greg Peek and engineer Trenton Wonsley helped design and build the vehicle’s complex powertrain. Other contributors were Al Vershave of AVS Fabrication, Jon Amo of Gates Belts, Nick Katrov of NDK Paragon, Andrew Char, Gregg Snow and Louise Noeth.
For more information, visit the Team Vesco website.