Genovation broke its own record with its all-electric Corvette supercar by achieving a top speed of 211.8 mph (340.85 km/h).
At this point, we have been reporting on Maryland-based custom carmaker Genovation’s effort to bring an all-electric Corvette to market for years now.
They were supposed to launch their car, which they call the Genovation GXE, in 2018, but they are now talking about 2020 deliveries.
In the meantime, they have been breaking electric top speed records with their prototype.
In 2016, their modified battery-powered Z06 Corvette reached a record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph.
A year later, they broke their own record with a new top speed of 209 mph.
They have kept working on their prototype, and they now announced that they have achieved a new record top speed of 211.8 mph (340.85 km/h):
Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, commented on the new achievement:
During the December test, we broke our previous speed record that was set in September of this same year. That earlier record run was hampered by strong crosswinds, so we were confident that under better weather conditions we could improve upon that result.
We are thrilled to be the only electric car manufacturer to not only test our vehicle’s record-breaking capabilities, but to validate and achieve this milestone not once, not twice, but three times. Based on the early analysis of the data generated from the new record, we’re confident that we can gain efficiencies which will result in further top end speeds.
The vehicle is equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission (optional paddle shifting eight-speed automatic), which can definitely help reach higher top speeds than single-speed vehicles, like most EVs available today.
However, when it comes to the range, the Genovation GXE is limited to what the company refers to as “more than 175 miles on a full battery charge.”
The company previously talked about a price of $750,000 per car with a limited-edition run of 75 units.
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