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Speed record 'shows future potential of electric cars'

26 June 2013 Last updated at 22:10 BST

Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car.

Its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph (328.6km/h) at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire.

Chief executive Lord Drayson, who drove the car to the record, told the BBC he was delighted to have set the world record in Britain and it shows "what the future potential of electric cars is."

Footage provided by Drayson Racing Technologies

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