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Lightning Strike electric motorcycle targets 250 mph land speed record, and it just may succeed

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Richard Hatfield’s electric motorcycle company Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to speed. The company’s LS-218 bike got its name from a 218 mph (351 km/h) run when it snatched the long-held electric motorcycle land speed record in 2012. But now Hatfield is hoping to push the envelope even further to break his own record with an astounding 250 mph (402 km/h) showing.

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Small electric race car sets new acceleration world record: 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.513s [Video]

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Students at the Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (AMZ) in Switzerland announced that they broke the world record of electric car acceleration with a small vehicle built for the Formula SAE. The group released a video of the race car, called ‘grimsel‘,  accelerating from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.513 seconds.