The Eco-Friendly Killajoule is the World's Fastest Electric Sidecar

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: Sep 2, 2014 • References: killacycleracing & designboom
The Killajoule is an incredibly weird and futuristic looking electric sidecar, built and driven by Eva Hakansson, that became the world's fastest electric sidecar after hitting a jaw-dropping top speed of 389 km/h at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. The electric vehicle broke almost every previous record, while its driver Hakansson -- a mechanical engineering PhD student -- became the world's quickest female on a motorbike.

The Killajoule is essentially a hobby project that Hakansson worked on with her husband Bill Dube in their two-car garage over a period of five years.

The car's appearance is striking as it measures 19 feet long. Its battery can be charged using wind power or via a hybrid bio-diesel generator. It is a powerful example of the fact that eco-friendly vehicles need not be slow or boring.

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