Students Drive Electric Car 161 MPH... On Ice

A team of Finnish students took their electric sportscar prototype, the ER-V, to 161 miles an hour (260.06 km/h) on ice. Electric cars still aren't totally lust-worthy, but this unofficial record-breaking run certainly helps them stay cool.

These students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and their 383-horsepower, 33kWh ER-V (formerly the Raceabout) aren't exactly making a dent in global automotive emissions, nor are they making a significant addition to the sports car market.


They are making a statement that Telsa (and to some extent Fisker) have been trying to make for a few years now: If you build them right, electric cars can be exciting.

Last September, the same car lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 8 minutes and 42 seconds.

(Hat tip to McNewbie1!)

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