Genovation Cars announced that it has once again set a world record for fastest street-legal electric car. On February 16th, the Genovation GXE reached a top speed of 209.0 miles per hour at Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds located at Space Florida's Shuttle Landing Facility, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island Florida. The Genovation GXE is the only street-legal electric vehicle in the world to have certified speeds of more than 200 mph.
"There is talk and there are results. We have the results to prove that electric cars can push the boundaries of performance and speed," said Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, Inc. "We made the GXE the fastest, proven street legal electric vehicle in the world by using state of the art technology and performance."
The Genovation GXE has broken the world speed record for fastest street-legal electric vehicle three times in the past twelve months. Prior to this latest February test, the previous record was 205.6 mph. All records have been independently certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). "This is the edge of performance, and it is incredible to drive," said Saul. "With the GXE, we are just at the start of what's possible with electric vehicle performance."
The GXE is a highly modified Corvette that has been re-imagined by Genovation to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that exceed 700-hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Through improvements in development, the range has been extended to 150 miles during normal driving operation. The GXE is designed for superior handling, with a near 50/50 weight distribution and optimized for a low center of gravity. It is available with either a 7-speed manual transmission or a paddle shifting 8-speed automatic. The GXE is truly a performance vehicle that is meant to excite drivers with its speed, responsiveness and efficiency while being gentle on the environment.
"I have been driving the GXE since the first record was set, and I am amazed at the continuing improvement on all aspects of the car," said Johnny Bohmer, a world-record setting car driver for over 10 years. "The GXE is incredibly fast, with massive amounts of torque. A truly exhilarating thing to drive. The GXE is one of the finest, fastest, and most well-prepared cars I have ever driven."
Genovation is currently in the testing and development phase for its GXE and has begun accepting preorders for 75 production vehicles.
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