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Old 04-13-2009, 01:35 PM   #65 (permalink)
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After I got the speeding ticket, in the horifically slow 15 mph zone, one of my favorite responses was "Get a speeding ticket again, only in a 65 zone!"

Of course we all want to encourage safe and attentive driving, as well as always obeying the law. However, having an EV that HAS THE ABILITY to go far beyond the legal limit sure sounds like fun!

One of my gripes against the Automotive X-Prize is that the vehicle must have a 100 mph MINIMUM top speed.

Apparently the X-Prize is encouraging speeding as well.

With the Open Source controller, I was easily able to get my car up to 65mph. I could have gone faster, but ran out of road, going into a lower speed limit zone.

For everyone interested in legal speeding in an electric car, please check out NEDRA
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