When we first heard about the Electric RaceAbout (E-RA) last year, we didn’t pay much attention to it. But since then, the car has broken two world records: it became the fastest EV car around the Nurburgring in 2011 and now it has broken the world record on ice.

The record was broken on Saturday March 17, 2012 on the frozen Lake Ukonjärvi in Northern Finland under the capable hands of test driver Janne Laitinen. The task was to drive one kilometer in both directions in under 6 minutes, and Janne Laitinen did so, while hitting a top speed of 161.63 mph. However, the Guinness organization didn’t attend the event, so this isn’t an official record...yet.

As a reminder, the E-RA is powered by four electric motors - one placed at each wheel. The four engines deliver a total of 378 HP and 2,360 lb-ft of torque. It can run about 124 miles on a single charge.


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  (372) posted on 06.5.2012

Well, it’s not impossible for Guinness to hear about this.

  (676) posted on 05.24.2012

Is it hard to run fast on ice or could it be harder to control the car on ice since the ice is slippery and makes it hard to make a full stop? 

  (238) posted on 05.23.2012

It’s unique that it’s powered by electricity and runs that fast on ice.

  (238) posted on 05.23.2012

Was this for personal record or for world record? Anyway, that certifies that E-RA is making noise to catch even a glimpse of the international media

  (619) posted on 04.19.2012

Everyone should watch this to be educated about electric cars. Its superb performance on ice truly deserves recognition.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2012

If Guinness hears about this, then they’d surely be interested. I hope they’ll be able to watch and consider its performance.

  (630) posted on 04.18.2012

So I guess this makes it more evident that electric-powered cars are as capable as fuel-powered ones. It seems so wonderful running on ice.

  (399) posted on 03.27.2012

I must stop looking at the figures. I thought it was weak, but when I saw the video, I was amazed. Isn’t it harder to run on ice?

  (415) posted on 03.26.2012

The Guinness will consider this, since it is a new record. The performance of the car is impressive.

  (449) posted on 03.23.2012

This car is interesting; it’s very fast for an electric-powered car. I hope Guinness will consider its record even if they weren’t present during the test drive.

  (776) posted on 03.23.2012

There are so many thoughts about this amazing car! It’s truly dynamic for an electric-powered car, and it was astoundingly speedy even on ice. Whoa.

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