EV Dragster, Electric Fox sets quarter-mile world record of 7.631 seconds at 171.02 miles per hour
With electric cars being all the rage over the past few years, and rightfully so, we are starting to see electric racecars emerging onto the scene. As it is, we have Formula E, an electric open wheel racing series. It was just a matter of time before somebody applied electric power to drag racing. EV dragster, Electric Fox looks to be that somebody.
The Electric Fox, driven by Maris Ozolins ran a quarter mile in 7.631 seconds at 171.02 miles at the Tierp Arena in Sweden. In the process, the vehicle took down the record current world record by 0.357 seconds. This is quite an impressive achievement, achieving a #3 spot in the NEDRA overall standing and first in the DR/A5 class.
Specifications for the Electric Fox
The Electric Fox tips the scales at 1,598 pounds and has a SF12.5C-spec chassis along with a bespoke 800V lithium-ion battery pack. Power comes from six YASA electric motors delivering a combined output of 1,368 horsepower and 1,595 pound-feet of torque.
The driven engineers behind the Electric Fox have bigger ambitions. Their ultimate goal is to complete the quarter mile in less than seven seconds and finish the quarter mile at over 200 miles per hour.
In the meantime, the Latvian team are busy preparing to set another record for a zero-emissions dragster. The team will be competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, scheduled for next Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We will keep you posted on new developments.