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Electric Sportscar Ice Racing (VIDEO)


From what I’ve noticed, there’s a pretty passionate electric car racing community out there. I often see stories on the subject over on Gas2. Normally, I pass on covering these, as I don’t see them as all that relevant to tackling global warming and our oil addiction. However, this one caught my attention and seemed ‘cool’ enough to warrant a repost.

ERA’s sporty electric RaceAbout coupe has apparently proven itself in many arenas. However, as you may know, one of the steepest challenges for EVs is cold weather. To prove that it could handle the cold, the ERA RaceAbout was recently driven by Janne Laitinen to a top speed of over 155 mph… on ice! “Which would have been a Guinness World Record … if only such a record existed,” Jo Borras of Gas2 notes.

Here’s a video and a bunch of photos via Nokian Tires.

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