Electric Car to make 16,000 mile trip

by Mark R

Anyone remember when we reported on the electric car that goes 1,000 km on a single charge? Well, there is an electric car from the Racing Green Endurance Team that plans to take their SRZero Electric car 26,000km (16,000 miles).

The SRZero electric car is sponsored by Imperial College London, and the trip it plans to make is down the Pan-American Highway, starting in Northern Alaska and going to Tierra del Fuego on the tip of South America.

As you can see here, the SRZero car is it weighs just 1,433 lbs and has a 363 V8 in the back. Of course, the batteries will make the car weigh more at 2,600 lbs, and they have a 248 mile range at 386 horsepower. I have included a video of it in action that you can see after the jump if you want to know more about its history.

It also bears a strong resemblance to the Mach 5 from Speed Racer. Maybe they will put one of those special contraptions in it that will make it jump and flip, but I’m pretty sure that Speed Racer’s car was probably not battery powered.

Still, the SRZero is built for some serious cross country racing. Perhaps if there is some electric car racing, it will be the first to cross the checkered flag.


4 reviews or comments

hukiworld Says: June 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

This goes to prove to everyone that we have ALWAYS had the technology to make electric cars but never did until now because the oil companies pay the politicians their wages- including Obama. Why you think he is finger pointing and not really doing anything but flapping his lips? makes you wonder huh? I think we all know that explosion wasn’t accidental.

joe Says: June 3, 2010 at 8:42 am

I herd about this… it is going to have two electric motors… and the one in the video is the sr8 attacking the nurburgring… that’s with street legal trim and the 400-something horsepower 2.8l v8… it holds the fastest lap for a street legal production car…

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