Kleenspeed breaks a lap record and hints at production car

Kleenspeed EV-X11 Sets Another Lap Record Electric Cars

There doesn’t seem to be more than a week or so without yet another electric car breaking a record of some sort. This time, it was Kleenspeed with their EV-X11.

Kleenspeed, the Californian electric vehicle company founded in 2007 has finished testing its purpose EV-X11 with a lap record at California's Sonoma raceway on Friday by booking the 2 and half-mile track in 1 minute 35.99 seconds. That is an average of 93.2 mph with a top speed of over 130 mph.

According to the driver Kevin Mitz: "It's pretty good. The same cars we run with a gas engine, 1 liter gas engines, motorcycle engines, they are about 400 pounds lighter than this one so we're at a disadvantage with the weight, but we're only about 3 to 4 seconds slower on your average comparable car to this."

You might recall having heard about the EV-X11. We mentioned a previous project 4 years ago tested in the desert tracks with great success. This project took five years to develop and Timothy Collins, who is Kleenspeed’s president, CEO and founder said it was part of NASA Ames Research Park.

If You Race It, You Can Sell It. And since we’ve said many times before, if you race it, you can sell it, Kleenspeed has decided to do the same, much as Lightning, Brammo and others in the electric motorcycle field. Kleenspeed understands it needed to race the electric car in order to develop and test its core technology. It was aiming all the while for its use in mainstream vehicles.


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