The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2

This is the fastest electric car in the world, by a wide margin. The Ohio State University has been developing quite a name for itself in speed racing circles with the vehicle pictured above, the hydrogen fuel cell powered electric drive Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2. Students from the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State built the Buckeye 2 and in 2007 they set the fastest ever time for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at 300.992 mph. 

The first Buckeye Bullet was powered by 10,000 C Cell batteries and set what is still the world record for a battery powered vehicle at 271.737 mph on the Bonneville salt flats back in 2004. A new team of students at the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research are currently working on the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, this is set to be the fastest battery powered vehicle ever built if they manage to beat the record set by the first iteration of the university’s unique streamliner. It’s great to see these records being challenged and it’s also good to see companies like Venturi stepping in with much needed financial sponsorship. We’ll keep you up to date with news on future record attempts and any other interesting vehicles rolling out of the Ohio State University garage.

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Lawrence Weisdorn

Does anyone know if the power is drawn straight from the fuel cell or does the fuel cell charge an on board battery?


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