ERJ staff report (DS)
Inari, Finland - Nokian Tyres has claimed a world speed record for ice tyres on an electric vehicle. Test driver Janne Laitinen from Nokian Tyres reached a speed of 252.09 km/h (156.64 mph) in the E-RA electric car on the ice of Lake UkonjÃ¤rvi in Inari on 17 March. The vehicle was fitted with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres (225/40R18).
The test was carried out on a six-kilometre track and it was performed according to the regulations of the Guinness World Records organisation. However as a class does not yet exist for this type of record, the Guinness organisation was not involved in certifying the test and it is therefore not an "Official Guinness World Record".
The official Guinness World Record for driving on ice is also held by Nokian Tyres and test driver Janne Laitinen. The speed record achieved on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in March 2011 with a petrol-powered car is 331.61 km/h (206.05 mph).
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Press release from Nokian