Speed Record Attempt Scrubbed Second Day In A Row

Speed Record Attempt Scrubbed Second Day In A Row

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WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) -- A British team's attempt to break the speed record for an electric car was scrubbed for the second day in a row.

The team canceled the attempt this morning because of electrical problems. They say they'll try it again on Saturday near the Nevada-Utah line.

The electrical problem was in the unit that controls the car's motor. Team member Collin Fallows said the problems could be related to the cold and damp temperatures in the Nevada desert.

The car is shaped like a torpedo and has 52 batteries and no mechanical gears. The team is attempting to break the world record of 245 miles an hour.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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