January 18, 2013Pethel-209

Proud Mike. Photo: Hugh Hamilton


Mike Pethel has pieced together what may be the fastest electric car anywhere, using two DC motors and enough batteries to power 750 homes.

BURN Host Alex Chadwick visits Mike at a garage in Venice, CA, and talks with the inventor, engineer, and race car buff about his never-ending quest to convert his pristine 70s BMW into a super fast, powerful, totally green car.

Then, Alex steps inside for road-burning ride somewhere in West LA.