The lithium-ion battery powered electric KillaCycle (earlier post), ridden by Scotty Pollacheck, hit a new Nation Electric Drag Racing (NEDRA) record at Bandimere Speedway (Morrison, CO) on 23 October, with 7.890 seconds (167.99 mph) for the run.
An earlier run that afternoon hit 7.955 seconds @ 174.05 mph. The fastest time gets the record: 7.890.
The 375V battery pack is built with A123Systems’s 26650 M1 cells. The KillaCycle team turned up the launch current to 1,850 amps per motor, well above earlier levels, and still did not slip the M&H Racemaster Tire. An all new temperature-controlled track surface provided optimal traction.
The History Channel recorded it the run, and the footage will air early in 2009, perhaps February or March. The KillaCycle site has a digital camera clip of the run.