‘Huge cordless drill on wheels’ on show: world’s quickest electric race car

Dom Lindsay and Michael Fragomeni with the solar- powered drag car.
Dom Lindsay and Michael Fragomeni with the solar- powered drag car.

SOME people might think drag cars are ugly, noisy, gas- guzzling machines, but not this one.

A concept six years in the making, Top EV Racing is creating the world’s quickest electric race car, the car’s battery able to fast charge in as little as 15 minutes with the help of solar power and the latest battery technology.

The car was on display out front of the Esplanade Hotel during the recent Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) conference.

Top EV Racing director Michael Fragomeni said the car was like a huge cordless drill on wheels, with power equivalent to 200,000 drills having their triggers pulled at the same time.

“The car is around six months off from its track debut, where we will be racing publicly at drag racing events, and then in time preparing to tour the State and then around the nation, setting speed records at race tracks and land-speed attempts on airport runways,” he said.

“We are aiming to rival the ‘Top Fuel’ ‘nitromethane-burning combustion’ class of race cars, with the ultimate aim to become the quickest accelerating wheel-driven car on the planet.”

Mr Fragomeni was invited by the LGMA to demonstrate innovation in renewable energy and electric vehicles.