A battery-powered car called Nemesis has broken the UK electric vehicle speed record at 148mph
27 September 2012

The UK land speed record for electric vehicles has been broken in a modified Lotus Exige named Nemesis.

The car, originally bought on eBay, has been converted to run on battery power alone. Over the two runs, driver Nick Ponting recorded an average speed of 148mph at Elvington airfield near York.

The record previously stood at 137mph.

The car was built by green energy company Ecotricity, who claim Nemesis can travel up to 150 miles between charges. 

Dale Vince OBE, founder of the company, said: “We built the ‘Nemesis’ to smash the stereotype of electric cars as something Noddy would drive – slow, boring, not cool.”

Sam Naylor

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Myk

27 September 2012

Did someone forget to mention to them that you could already get an electric Elise-based car?  It's called a Tesla, and would have saved them the job of ditching the ICE and all it's associated gubbins.

27 September 2012

Battering up and down a runway isn't that hard, putting this tech into and onto British roads is a whole lot harder, most Electric cars don't have reliable range,there's no charging infrastructure, the Government doesn't seem all that interested, they take to long to charge up, these are the major concerns of all of us, i know we are the Guinea Pigs for the cars for the nxt generation, but, at the moment,they just aren't good enough, and i don't think i'm going to far saying this.

Peter Cavellini.

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