KleenSpeed Sets Track Record for Electric Vehicles at Summit in Sonoma
KleenSpeed Technologies, Inc. established a track record for electric vehicles on Friday at the 2nd annual Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit at the raceway in Sonoma.
The EV-X11 posted a top time of 1 minute, 35.99 seconds over the 12-turn, 2.52-mileSonomaValleyroad course, which equates to an average speed of 93.75 miles per hour. The prototype racecar completed four laps around the twisting circuit withCampbell’s Kevin Mitz behind the wheel. It reached a top speed of 130 mph.
“You have to keep it on the track to set the record, and Kevin did a great job, “ said Timothy Collins, president of KleenSpeed Technologies, Inc. “I think the car had about four or five more seconds in it on this track, but he posted a good time so I’m delighted. I think that mark will stand. We hope somebody beats it, so we can come out and do it again.”
The EV-X11 is the four-time defending champion of the Electric Vehicle Prototype Time Trials (2009-2012) and considered the fastest electric vehicle in the world. KleenSpeed is based at theNASAAmesResearchCenterat Moffett Field.
“I really consider this my home track and the car really felt good today,” Mitz said. “We had some good speed and I’m happy with what we did.”
The KleenSpeed on-track event was part of the 2nd annual summit, which explores prospects for sustainable automotive development and performance. It was attended by 200 people from the business, motor sports, engineering, research and media communities.
For more information on the summit, visit www.acceleratingsustainableperformance.com.