Dale Vince set up Ecotricity to fight climate change and increase the security of the UK’s energy supply by building new sources of green energy. He was recently voted Britain’s leading green entrepreneur and he has repeatedly said that tackling emissions from the transport sector is vital.
“We wanted to prove electric cars can be quick to develop, beautiful to look at, cheap to run, and run entirely on wind power”, said Dale Vince. “I was not looking for something ecological, worthy and a bit self-sacrificial, far from it. I wanted to create something exotic and desirable. Something that would turn heads and challenge stereotypes.” “In the UK we drive about 200 billion miles a year, and burn more than 25 million tons of oil to do it. This is simply unsustainable. Nearly a quarter of all the car trips we make are less than two miles, and 99.6% are less than 100 miles – well within the range of electric cars already available.
“What will our transport look like, post oil and post carbon? The answer has to be wind-powered vehicles, charged using renewable energy for the ultimate in sustainability – zero pollution, from fuel sources like the wind and sun that will never run out”. “In fact, we could power all of the UK’s 30 million cars with 10,000 of today’s windmills – or just 5,000 of tomorrow’s.”
The Nemesis was publicly unveiled at the RAC’s Brighton to London Future Car Challenge on 6 November 2010, a new event designed to demonstrate and challenge the development of new technology for tomorrow’s motoring.
Via The Daily Mail