8. April 2006
IXEurope Sponsors Britainâs Fastest Electric Vehicle in Speed Record Attempt British Electric Land Speed Record
IXEurope, one of Europe's largest and fastest growing independent datacentre outsourcers, is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Primetime Land Speed Engineering as it embarks on its latest Electric Vehicle Land Speed Record Attempt.
On 7 July this year an event unique in British Land Speed history takes place on the runway at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire when current UK Land Speed Record Holders Primetime Land Speed Engineering will be making an attempt on the British Land Speed Record for Electric Cars using their battery powered streamliner �e=motion'.
Primetime's 700hp electric car is already the fastest vehicle of its kind ever designed and built in the UK, having posted an FIA Accredited 189.9mph during half-power testing in Nevada, USA, last year, although a full attempt for the World Record had to be abandoned due to technical problems.
Guy Willner, the CEO of IXEurope commented: “We are delighted to see this renewed enthusiasm after encountering technical problems at the World Record Attempt in Nevada, USA, last year. The team has been working hard in preparation to ensure nothing can stop them this time. This is a fantastic effort by a world class team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of battery powered technology. Our support of the event demonstrates IXEurope's commitment to the use of ecologically sound technologies as shown by our own complex energy management systems and our environmentally friendly fire suppression and air conditioning systems within our world class IXDatacentres. IXEurope wishes the team the very best of luck in their attempt.”
At the Preview & Testing Day on 30 May the team is determined to push the car as close as possible to new record speeds prior to making the Official Attempts on 7 July at RAF Fairford. On the weekend following the July Record Attempts, e=Motion will also be on display at the UK's greatest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, 15-16 July.
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise, internet and technology customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give clients the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 400 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Google, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com
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