Wilhelm Maybach

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Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record

On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. Get this, it was with an electric vehicle.

A drawing of the Jeantaud that Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove

Date:
      December 18th 1898
Name(s):
      Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
Occupation:
      French driving enthusiast
Location:
      Acheres, France
Record:
      39.24 miles
      (62.78 kilo-meters)


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