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Maker Faire: X1 electric car does 0-100mph in 6.8s

Come check out two amazing electric cars that will be at Maker Faire!, speeding in to the future! Here’s a snippet from the project description by Rich Hilleman and Ian Wright:

Electric cars do not have to be heavy, ugly, and slow. The Wrightspeed X1 weighs only 1536 lbs, and has beaten some of the world’s fastest supercars on the racetrack. It’s a pure electric street car that does 0-100mph in 6.8s, yet it uses only 200 Whr/mile, about 170 mpg equivalent. It’s quiet and easy to drive around town. And it burns no oil at all. Rich Hilleman’s project sportscar uses the same electric motor as the X1, but adds a microturbine generator as a range extender. Ian Wright is an amateur racer, fusing his love of performance cars with advanced electronics and software.

The Maker Faire is May 19 & 20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Get your tickets in advance now, avoid the lines and save a few bucks.


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