October 25, 2009

1989 electric car

I was really amazed reading this article

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La Jamais Contente (The Never Satisfied) was the first vehicle to go over 100 km/h. It was an electric vehicle with light alloy torpedo shaped bodywork (although the high position of the driver spoiled much of the aerodynamics). Chassis number was n°25. The land speed record was established, according to sources, on April 29 or May 1 1899 at Achères, Yvelines near Paris, France. The vehicle had two direct drive Postel-Vinay 25 kW motors, running at 200 V drawing 124 Amperes, and was equipped with Michelin tires.

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