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2005-05-05 07:50:00

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) -- Gusty winds and mechanical problems on Thursday delayed a British team's attempt to break the speed record for electric-powered cars. The group planned to try again Friday. The team is trying to eclipse the record for an electric car weighing more than 2,200 pounds by using a vehicle with 52 batteries and no mechanical gears. Nevada agreed to shut down a state highway for the torpedo-shaped car's attempt to top 300 mph - which would shatter the old mark of 245...