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Genovation GXE (Photo : Twitter)

A modified Chevy Corvette has broken the world record for the fastest land electric vehicle (EV). The Genovation Extreme Electric Car (GXE) broke its own record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle  by reaching 205.6 miles-per-hour (333.8 km/hr)  during supervised road tests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new record was reported in a Genovation press release and certified by a global racing association.

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The speed record was set at the Shuttle Landing Facility. It is owned by Florida's aerospace economic development agency Space Florida.

Meanwhile, the re-engineered car's record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA).

Genovation GXE pulverized the old EV speed record of 186.8 mph (300.6 km/h) that it set in February of this year. Its new record is almost a 20 mph and nine percent speed boost.

The press release states that the GXE is a Z06 Corvette that was re-designed as an all-electric car. That high-performance Corvette includes four versions from the 1960s to the present.  

Genovation's GXE is a green car that includes a state-of-the-art car battery, electric motor that produces over 600 horse-power and 570 pound-feet of torque, and low center of gravity. It also has a range of 130 miles (209 km) in normal driving conditions.     

The green car company replaces the gas engine of the world-famous muscle cars with twin electric motors. It also adds 44 kilowatt hour (kWh) of batteries where the old fuel tanks were located.

Genovation CEO Andrew Saul shared that the company was very happy about setting the world speed record. The Maryland company was able to improve the performance of the eco-friendly GXE.

Genovation plans to finish developing and testing the GXE this year. Limited edition models of the modified Corvettes can be pre-ordered during the third quarter (Q3) of 2016, according to Clean Technica.

In related news, Tesla recently opened Gigafactory 1. When it is completed it will be the size of 107 soccer fields and the biggest battery factory in the world, according to Engadget.

The huge three-floor factory will help the electric car maker to build 400,000 pre-ordered Model 3 EVs by the end of 2018. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has described the big factory as a "product" itself.