Little Giant Is the World’s Fastest Electric Vehicle with 357 Mph Top Speed

By: | November 2nd, 2021

Image courtesy: Team Vesco

An electric streamliner recently broke the land speed record for any electric vehicle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The electric vehicle dubbed ‘Little Giant’ reached a top speed of 357 mph. It had an average speed of 353 mph (568 km/h).

Team Vesco 444 reVolt Systems streamliner driven by New York City resident Eric Ritte broke the national speed record for a fully battery-powered vehicle in the United States.

The previous all-electric vehicle land speed record was set by Ohio State University’s Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 or VBB-3. VBB-3 also held the record for the world’s fastest electric car, with a top recorded speed of 341.4 mph (549 km/h). 

The Little Giant features two “heavily modified” electric Tesla motors, powered by 1,152 prismatic lithium-ion batteries. The team did not specify the total capacity of their batteries or the power of the modified Tesla electric motors.

Team Vesco 444 reVolt Systems is convinced that they could do better than this. They want to set the electric vehicle land speed record even higher to raise the stakes for future attempts. They also set the next goal of reaching 400 mph (643 km/h).

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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