The E-RA actually managed a top speed of 260 km/h (161.59mph), but for the record attempt, the time and speed for the one-kilometer distance was measured in both directions. That resulted in the 252.09 km/h (156.64mph) average.
The 380hp Electric RaceAbout is powered by 33 kilowatt/hour lithium-titanate battery pack and an electric motor for each wheel. It was built from scratch by Finnish students at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
The car has a carbon fiber body and a range of 200km (124 miles). It can get to 100km/h (62mph) in just six seconds.
The relentless grip and stable handling necessary at extreme speeds were ensured by regular production Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres (225/40R18).
The record race was carried out at the frozen top at Lake Ukonjarvi in the north of Finland.
The E-RA crew has already proven the worth of their car’s hardware at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and trackdays at Germany’s famous Nurburgring.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]