The Venturi VBB 3 sets a tentative class record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, doing 240.320 mph. Conditions were so bad that the team couldn't go faster.
Ohio State University
The Ohio State University like a few alt-fuel cars: the Buckeye Bullet 2, hydrogen-powered golf carts and Zipcar/Flexcar. Well, scratch that last one. OSU has decided to give the campus car-sharing contract to Connect by Hertz instead of Zipcar. The exact reason for the switch was not disclosed, with OSU saying only that Zipcar was "not the successful bidder." The Columbus Dispatch reports that Zipcar, with at first 20 but then seven vehicles on campus, did not provide enough cars to suit employ
The Ohio State University team that has been working with Ford on setting land speed records for fuel cell powered vehicles passed another milestone on Friday as the August session of salt flats racings drew to a close. The hydrogen=fueled streamliner broke through the 200 mph barrier at the three mile mark on the course. Now that they have verified that the drivetrain works properly they are returning to Columbus to continue refining all the systems. The team is heading back to Bonneville in Oc
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Ford_and_Ohio_State_building_Fusion_to_capture_fuel_cell_land_speed_record'; Ford and Ohio State University are teaming up to attempt a double land speed record for fuel cell-powered vehicles. Ohio State already holds the land speed record for electrically driven vehicles at 315 mph with the battery-powered Buckeye Bullet. Now they are providing the motor and fuel cell that will power the Ford Fusion XV1 and the Buckeye Bullet 2 when they head out to B
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Ford_and_Ohio_State_building_Fusion_to_capture_fuel_cell_land_speed_record'; AutoblogGreen got a call from Ford this afternoon to let us know about a special new project they are working on. The team behind the HySeries Drive Edge is teaming up with Ohio State University to create a special fuel cell powered Fusion. This fall the Fusion XV1 will traveling out to the Bonneville Salt Flats to make a run at the land speed record for fuel cell vehicles in