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Buckeye Bullet 2.5 Electric Car Hits 320mph

Posted in Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Horsepower, Hot Rods, Land Speed Record by Dustin Driver | September 4th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

This is the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, an electric powerhouse that just broke the land-speed record for battery-powered vehicles on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The car was built by a team of engineering students at Ohio State University. It’s powered by a 600 kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack and runs a massive electric motor that shredded the car’s gearbox after just one run. The car hit a maximum velocity of 320 miles per hour and logged an average top speed of 307.7mph in two runs. The average speed shatters the previous battery-powered vehicle speed record of 245mph set in 1999 by White Lightning. The Buckeye Bullet 2.5 is sponsored by French electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles. Hopefully the company will use what the OU team learned to build some electric road rockets for the streets.

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  1. Sam x says:


    The hired lobby flacks for GM, Ford & Chrysler were ordered to DC to wave money at some senators in order to get $25B of tax payer $$ because Detroit was going broke. The Senators said,” we can’t get you any more taxpayer money because the public thinks you are lying” “Tell them we need the money to build electric cars- and then we can BS them into coughing it up” said the lobbyists. “Great idea” said the Senators as they took their 10%. But Senator Bingaman caught them and said: “I’m just gonna stick two little clauses in this give-away bill called Section 136. One: you can’t get the money if you are going bankrupt and, two, all American car companies should have access to it”

    In 2008 only five car companies had applied before the deadline.
    The Bad Guys:
    Lachland Seward
    Steven Chu
    Nancy Pelosi
    Matt Rogers and his partner Steve and most of Tesla’s friends at McKinsey Consulting from Silicon Valley (Who used Tax payer jets to fly back and forth to Silicon Valley to go bike riding)

    The few applicants that did get money spent tens of millions of dollars on bribes and lobby “incentives” equal in ratio to the money they got.

    Google Tesla’s Siry on “DOE stifles innovation” to read what one of the highest level staff at one of the car companies said.

    The GAO, a federal crime busting agency, just released public reports saying that the DOE Loan programs were corrupt. All of the people under Seward were “connected” or “made men” in the Detroit cadre. Seward change the section 136 first-come-first serve rule (Which appears to be illegal) in order to provide advantages to Detroit and cut out the smaller players.

    Detroit has already wasted, or lost, more money than all of the other applicants requests put together. Seward set-up blockades for those who were not insiders and “freight-trained” his friendlies through the process.

    Those who got the money failed on the same things that those who didn’t passed on. It was 100% crony, 100% favoritism and 100% corrupt.

  2. 91Bear says:

    If it is called the “Buckeye Bullet,” the students were from Ohio STATE University, not Ohio University. Two different schools. The Ohio University mascot is the Bobcat not the Buckeye.

  3. Bear: Facts, schmacts.

    Anyway, fixed.