Venturi and students from Ohio State University are poised to break the world land speed record for an electric car with the Venturi VBB-3. The EV is headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah for Speed Week in an attempt to break the land speed record for an electric car. The world record is currently 307 mph and was set by the VBB-2.5 in 2010.
The Venturi VBB-3's electric engines pump out 3,000 horsepower and should be able to propel the EV all the way up to 373 mph. The team has an end goal of hitting 700 kmh, or 435 mph. EVs are gaining wide acceptance among automakers and drivers, but there are still some who complain about the lack of giddy up. If electric cars continue to smash speed records than those complaints may disappear sooner rather than later.