Duke University and VX Aerospace pair to Set a Guinness World Record for Vehicle Efficiency

July 2019 - “A vehicle built at Duke University has broken the Guinness World Record for electric vehicle efficiency, traveling 797 miles per kilowatt-hour, or 27,482 MPGe. The new record was confirmed by Guinness on July 9

Working out of their space in The Foundry, a 7,600-foot makerspace for Duke student clubs, the team also sharpened the trailing edges (the rearmost part of front fairings and the tail), which made the production of the carbon fiber shell more difficult. The team again consulted with outside specialists, this time at VX Aerospace, who advised using a technique called resin infusion to ensure the vehicle’s smooth surface and accurate shape.”

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