Electric car built by BYU students set world land speed record

by | Oct. 04, 2011

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A devastating car accident and a car malfunction couldn't stop the BYU engineers from working with their electric car. Their tears and sweat paid off. Last weekend, their car shattered the land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

"So it's really stressful until you hear the announcer say the car has finished a clean run," said recently retired associate professor at BYU and mentor of the project Perry Carter. "It's joyful to see that you've made it."

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