May 15, 2005 ABB e=motion has abandoned its attempt to break the world electric land speed record following an aborted attempt in Nevada last week. The e=motion team has not yet announced whether it will attempt to break the record in the future. After a successful trial run on an isolated highway outside of Wendover, Nevada on May 4, the car - which is powered by an ABB variable speed drive and two 50 hp ABB motors - experienced a series of false starts. Technical problems arose in the car’s control circuits, preventing it from starting. A detailed investigation to find the exact nature of the fault will be done when ABB e=motion returns to the U.K.
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