Electric power proved its worth by setting 7 records in Nardo.
Gianmaria Agam, a 74-year-old Italian entrepreneur, has hosted more than 400 vintage car rallies in the past and has more than 70 trophies in his living room. It is safe to say that he was an experienced driver. However, his latest achievement is setting 7 world records with the all-electric single-seater Blizz primate at the Nardo Technical Center in Italy, a car that is completely different from his 1965 Lancia Fulvia coupe. The name Bliz refers to Bliz Timing, the company of Agam that makes assembly-ready chronometers, and the unique design of the car is inspired by the Burton-Pend ZER, which has achieved an incredible drag coefficient of 0.11. ZER set a world speed record for electric vehicles at about 190 mph in 1995, just a year before setting another record.
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Influenced by J.R., Agam wanted to run it, but it was unavailable and brought to a museum after Barton went bankrupt. Instead, Aghem decided to redesign ZER as its own. Advanced from scratch to ground-up with newly developed elements, the Blizzard Primitist set out to do what JR did in Nordo decades ago. In Nardo, the Blizz Primitist broke the record for the highest average speed of an electric vehicle weighing 500 kg at 10-mile, 100-kilometer and 100-mile distances in just one day, with 4 percent battery charge remaining. End of drive. However, the advance has not yet been made, and the battery was charged to go again the next day, where Primateist broke the records of 10-mile, 100-kilometer and 100-mile time trials, each time certified by the FIA. Indeed, Aghem had the opportunity to break ZER’s record for the distance covered in 1 hour for electric vehicles weighing up to 1,000 kilograms, but he passed it in honor of ZER’s legacy. Breaking 7 records was enough to prove the future of electrical mobility.