The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) may be moving speed tests for what may be the world's fastest electric vehicle about 1,700 miles away from its original Utah destination, but, hey, that's theoretically just a tidy four-hour drive at full speed. This month, Ohio State, which earlier this year said it was working with Venturi on setting a land-speed record for electric vehicles, will test its third Buckeye Bullet, otherwise known as the Venturi VBB-3, at Ohio's Transportation Research Center to better give the building team a chance to perfect the car's operations.

Testing was originally to be done at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, where the team will try to set a world speed record in mid-September but apparently, there's still more work to be done. In April, the team said its 3,000-horsepower EV was already able to reach about 373 miles per hour and was shooting to add another 60 mph or so to that mark. The original Buckeye Bullet reached a top speed of about 301 miles per hour in 2009.

Read the team's rapidly written press release below.
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Venturi VBB-3 / Press Release - July 31th, 2013

"The Venturi VBB-3 tests which were scheduled to take place at the August Speedweek event on the Bonneville Salt Flats will instead take place at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio. This will allow the team to maximize testing opportunities in preparation for FIA world speed record attempts at Bonneville from September 12th-16th.

The VBB-3 is the most power electric vehicle ever built."

Since 2000, VENTURI has been pursuing a sustained electric vehicle innovation policy. It is a pioneer in electric sports cars and harnesses the most advanced technology available that is just as relevant to urban vehicles as it is to very high performance cars.

The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) is the preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States and an interdisciplinary research center in the College of Engineering. OSU CAR research focuses on: advanced electric propulsion and energy storage systems; advanced engines and alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions; intelligent transportation and vehicular communication systems; autonomous vehicles; noise, vibrations, and dynamics; vehicle chassis systems; and vehicle and occupant safety. OSU CAR also provides facilities and support for five automotive undergraduate student project teams and focuses its mission on worldwide dissemination of technical knowledge for and with clients and partners.

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