Image of the Day: World’s fastest electric racing car reaches speeds near 200 mp

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The ZEOD RC, the world’s fastest electric racing car. (Image via Nissan)

Nissan has just unveiled its prototype for the world’s fastest electric racing car that will be able to achieve speeds of 186 mph.

The ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) will race next year at the Le Mans 24 Hour, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing that started 90 years ago. The goal of the race is to balance speed against a car’s ability to run for 24 hours without any mechanical damage to the car.

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The prototype will use the same lithium battery technology that was used in the Nissan LEAF, launched two years ago. The LEAF became the world’s best-selling, all-electric car and was followed by a racing-car version powered by the same 107-hp engine.

Although current battery technology does not have enough storage capacity to race an all-electric car, the ZEOD RC designers see this vehicle as a major step in the “electrification” of racecars.

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When designing the ZEOD RC, creators focused on packaging and aerodynamics to ensure better racing and energy efficiency.

Watch the video below to learn more about the ZEOD RC.

http://bcove.me/19v6br3u

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