25 September 2009
Buckeye Bullet sets New World Record
25 Sep 2009, Bonneville Salt Flats
The OSU Buckeye Bullet sets the new World Land Speed Record
Speeds: All speeds recorded on September 25, 2009 between 3:20pm-4:15pm (Mountain Time)
Mile Average Speed: 302.877 mph (487.433 kph) (Record was 132.129 mph)
Kilometer Average Speed: 303.025 mph (487.671 kph) (Record was 132.378 mph)
Peak Measured Speed: 307.011 mph (494.086 kph)
First hydrogen-powered vehicle over 300 mph (whether combustion or fuel cell powered)
More than doubling the current FIA records (see above)
Besting the FIA international record for battery cars (which stands at 245.952 mph in a flying kilometer).
This makes it the fastest FIA electric record. (NOTE: The fastest electric car on record is the Buckeye Bullet 1, which holds a national record at 314.958 mph and fastest recorded speed at 321.834 mph)
ATS/Saminco designed and manufactures the inverter that powers the propulsion system on this advanced high performance vehicle. During dyno testing earlier this month, our DC to AC controller was able to sustain over 700HP to the drivetrain.
Check out the BB2 blog at http://www.buckeyebullet.com/ for updates and also go to the world of speed page at http://www.saltflats.com/2009_WOS.htm for photo’s and run information.
Contact ATS/Saminco at (239) 768-0757 for more information on this and other high power/high performance propulsion systems.