Gallery: Nemesis Electric Car Gears Up to Attempt UK Land Speed Record

 
Mr Vince states that the Nemesis was built to challenge the concept that green cars would be slow and boring. He has shown that economically they make a lot of sense, can provide a lot of fun for the driver and he also contends that it has helped stimulate debate about the direction we should be taking in a post-oil future. The record attempt will be made at Elvington Airfield in northern England later this month and Inhabitat will keep you informed as to how the Nemesis team got on.

The Nemesis is the UK´s first electric super car – and it’s currently gearing up to break the UK´s electric car land speed record! The brainchild of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, the Nemesis is powered entirely by renewable energy from the Ecotricity network. The UK’s fastest recorded top speed for an EV currently stands at 137 mph – set by the Electric Bluebird, driven by the grandson of legendary speed-merchant and pioneer Sir Malcolm Campbell. The Nemesis team is confident that they will top that when the official record attempt takes place on the 27th of September.

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  1. bosspimp July 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    where can i get one

  2. cliveroux September 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Another Lotus Elise derivative, like the Tesla Roadster. I am surprised how low the electric car landspeed record is at the moment. The motorbike record is at 190 mph already http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/1031/6/Motorcycle-Blog-Post/Yates-Sets-Electric-Motorcycle-Speed-Record.aspx
    Still glad to see electric going for speed as it is just one of the elements that is needed to ensure that electric can compete with petrol/diesel vehicles for the all important driving experience. It is amazing how far we have come in 15 years as far as alternative energy propulsion vehicles is concerned. Take a look a the list of available Hybrids and electrics here: http://www.livegreen.cc/2012/09/13/electric-and-hybrid-car-choices/

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