BATTERY BOX ELECTRIC WLSR CAR
On August 23rd 1974, Roger Hedlund captured the flying mile and kilometer speed records at 175 mph
running on the Bonneville Salt Flats, USA.
Using the latest technology at the time in both motor/battery combinations and vehicle design, Roger from Sunnyvale, California, achieved his goal in 1974 at the Bonneville National Speed Trials. The car's speed for a two-way average over a measured mile was 174.918 mph. To date, this record still stands.
The car was designed to use 32 12-volt batteries, hooked up in series, but the record run was made with 28 batteries giving 336 volts to turn the motor. The GE motor was cooled by a fan from a car heater system, which pulled fresh air through the motor housing.
BODY BY: Jack Hagemann
BATTERIES: 12V Diehard
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LEGENDARY - The blue bird legend lives on: Inspired by Reid Railton and his designs for the Napier Lion and Rolls Royce engined Blue Bird LSR cars in the 1930s, the Blueplanet BE3 features instant battery recharging using the patent Bluebird™ cartridge exchange system under license from BMS. This LSR car is also solar assisted. She is designed for speeds in excess of 350mph using clean electricity and could be run at Daytona Beach, Pendine Sands and other historic venues, including Bonneville. BMS require 6 months notice for hire of this vehicle, or 3 months with considerable additional cost attaching.
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