Venturi VBB-3 World’s Fastest EV

By John Beltz Snyder

May 02, 2013

Venturi, a manufacturer out of France, is hoping to break its own electric vehicle speed record of 307 miles per hour. The VBB-3 will attempt to go much faster at Bonneville Speed Week this August.
The VBB-3, which is being developed in coordination with Ohio State University, is powered by electric motors providing a total combined output of almost 3000 horsepower. The team is hoping the car, driven by Roger Schroer (driving instructor at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio), can hit 400 mph this year, with a goal of 440 mph for 2014.
Created mostly out of carbon fiber and aluminum, the Venturi VBB-3 weighs 3.2 tons, with half of that being the weight of the lithium iron phosphate batteries. The previous VBB record holders were two-wheel drive, but the VBB-3 will be sending power to all four wheels.
You can learn more about the car and the project at its dedicated website, here.