Scientific American Features OSU’s Fastest Car - Innovate New Albany | New Albany, Ohio

Scientific American Features OSU’s Fastest Car

The February edition of Scientific American debuted Ohio State’s Buckeye Bullet 3, a vehicle that students hope will be the first electric car to break 400 mph.

According to Giorgio Rizzoni, director of OSU’s Center for Automotive Research, the three fastest electric cars ever built were built by Ohio State students. The first Buckeye Bullet set a U.S. record of 315 mph. Buckeye Bullet 2 set an international record of 303 mph and the Buckeye Bullet 2.5 beat its own record by reaching 308 mph.

The next generation of the Bullet is in the works and the team hopes to reach more than 400 mph – something only nine gas-powered cars have done — by making incremental changes to the design and engineering to reduce wind resistance and deliver more power. The team will get its chance in September at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats where the previous records were set.


Innovate New Albany, the city’s incubator for technology startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses, features 16,000 square feet of space within the New Albany Business Park’s Signature Office Building, 8000 Walton Parkway.

Expert Office Hours

Your Questions • Our Experts
Private Appointments

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Fri Aug 16 Fri Oct 25 Fri Dec 13
Thu Sept 19 Thu Nov 14

Register 2-3 weeks in advance

Have Expertise?

Share it

Subscribe to Our Updates!

  • Please enter your email address
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Why New Albany?

As a community created by innovators for innovators, New Albany offers a robust ecosystem that leverages entrepreneurship, business connectivity, public-private partnerships and quality of life to inspire creativity and accelerate commerce.

Learn More