Nemesis car sets EV top-speed record in UK at 151 mph [w/video]
Wow. That was fast.
In only took about a year for someone to break the land-speed record for an electric vehicle built in the UK.
In this case, Ecotricity, which produces electricity from "green" energy, has snatched up the honors. Its Nemesis "supercar" hit 151 miles per hour on a racetrack near York, UK, beating the old record, set last summer, by 14 mph. Racecar driver Nick Ponting was behind the wheel, and he was obviously enjoying it, as you can see in the video below.
The Nemesis made the run completely using electricity coming from some of Ecotricity's 53 windmills throughout the UK. The Nemesis has a single-charge range of up to 150 miles, and can go from 0-to-100 mph in about 8.5 seconds. In case anyone's curious, the top-of-the-line Tesla Model S has a top speed of 130 miles per hour. So there.
You can find Ecotricity's press release below.Permalink | Email this | Comments