Just two weeks after setting an NHRA record for electric dragsters in Whittman, AZ Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube moved on to Tucson, AZ, and did it again. Berube ran 153.6 mph in the quarter mile in Whittman and then turned around and ran 159.65 mph with a 7.956 second elapsed time. His Current Eliminator V is powered by Altairnano lithium titanate batteries. Berube has been racing battery powered dragsters for 17 years. At the track, Berube does quick charges on his battery packs with a modified Miller Electric welding generator. The generator has been reworked to up the output from 12,000W to 18,000W allowing the $200,000 battery to be charged in 15 minutes. That allows him to make up to 10 runs down the strip per day.

[Source: Altairnano]


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