Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a frivolous electric car. Its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle smacks a high speed of 204.2mph at a racetrack at RAF Evington in Yorkshire. Chief executive Lord Drayson, who was behind the wheel, supposed the attainment was designed to emphasize electronic vehicle technology's potential.
Drayson Racing was founded in 2007 by self-declared car nut Paul Drayson, who was then a minister in the Labour management. Drayson Racing is not the only electric vehicle-maker eager to use motorsport to spur on acceptance of the technology. The firm intends to go through the vehicle into next year's Le Mans 24 races saying the contest would act as a "challenging test bed" for technologies that could eventually find their way into road cars.