FIA Recognises University Of NSW's Electric Speed Record Claim Photo:
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_01 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_10 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_07 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_08 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_06 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_05 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_02 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_04 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_03 Photo: tmr
2014_sunswift_university_nsw_ev_record_09 Photo: tmr
Trevor Collett | Oct, 24 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s official: the new speed record for an electric vehicle set by the University Of New South Wales has been recognised by the FIA.

In July, the UNSW team attempted to break a 26-year-old record for the fastest EV over a distance of 500km; set at 73km/h.

The team was playing its cards close to its chest in July, only revealing that it had broken the 100km/h barrier as it waited for the nod of approval from the FIA.

Now we can reveal the new record has been officially set at 106.966km/h over the 500km.

Driving the Sunswift eVe, the new mark was set at the Australian Automotive Research Centre at Anglesea near Geelong in Victoria, and has become the first FIA record set in Australia since 1984 (set in a production-based petrol-powered sedan).

Over 100 undergraduate students from UNSW contributed to the world record attempt over the past two years.

Following the record attempt in July, the team announced its next challenge was preparing the eVe to be road registered, and Sunswift’s project director Hayden Smith said that process begins now.

“eVe will now be taken off the road for a few months to begin the transformation,” Mr Smith said.

“We've always wanted to keep pushing the cultural change towards electric vehicles, and this is another big step in that direction.”

Mr Smith said the Sunswift eVe could be registered and driving around city streets within a year.

MORE News & Reviews: UNSW | EV | Record

TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.