At the beginning of last month, the Electric Fox hit the Tierp Arena in Sweden where it managed to take down the European record for an electric dragster in the quarter mile. Driven by Maris Ozolins, the all-electric dragster completed the run in 7.631 seconds and was only 0.357 seconds off the current world record. Thanks to this impressive achievement, the Electric Fox has achieved a #3 spot in the NEDRA overall standing and is first in the DR/A5 class.
If you are curious about the dragster’s specifications, the Electric Fox tips the scales at 1,598 pounds (725 kilograms) and uses a SFI2.5C-spec chassis along with a bespoke 800V lithium-ion battery pack. Power comes from no less than six YASA electric motors delivering a combined output of 1,368 horsepower (1,020 kilowatts) and 1,595 pound-feet (2,160 newton-meters) of torque.
The ambitious people behind the Latvian-built electric dragster won’t stop here, as the ultimate goal is to complete the quarter mile in less than seven seconds and finish the run at more than 200 mph (322 kph).
Meanwhile, the Electric Fox is getting ready to set another record for a zero-emissions dragster, this time at the forthcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which is scheduled for next Sunday in Colorado Springs, United States.