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Rockville firm’s electric Vette goes PDQ

A Rockville green automaker has produced an electric car that goes fast. Not just fast, but really, really fast.

The Genovation Extreme Electric Car (GXE), left. The car reached a record-breaking 205.6 miles per hour (Photo from Genovation Cars).

The Genovation Extreme Electric Car, or GXE (on the left, natch). The car reached a record-breaking 205.6 miles per hour. (Photo from Genovation Cars)

Like, 205.6 miles-per-hour fast.

Genovation announced Thursday that its GXE (for Genovation Extreme Electric) car broke the land speed record for electric vehicles during a test at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The GXE is a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that the company has Frankensteined into a high-performance, all-electric car with motors producing more that 600 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

Genovation also held the previous land-speed record for such vehicles, 186.8 mph.

The company, founded in 2007, designs and builds electric vehicles that are designed to preserve what’s fun about the driving experience.

“We are thrilled that after setting a record earlier this year, we were able to further enhance the GXE’s performance and break our own record,” Andrew Saul, Genovation’s CEO, said in a statement. “We have managed to create a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”

The company plans to begin taking pre-orders for limited edition GXEs later this year.

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