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Fastest quarter mile by an electric car

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  • Who: Mate Rimac

  • What: Fastest quarter mile by an electric car

  • Where: Croatia

The fastest 1/4 mile by an electric car is 11.850 sec, achieved by Mate Rimac (Croatia) driving a modified BMW M3 E30, at ETC, Velika Gorica, Croatia, on 17 April 2012.

Rimac's BMW has been equipped with a 440 kW electric motor powered by batteries rated at 24 kWh. At the 1/4 mile marker the car was travelling at a speed of 122.23 kmh (75.949 mph).

 

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