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

For the record attempt, the Nemesis will be driven by 21 year old racing car driver Nick Ponting. He states that theoretically the car should be capable of over 200 mph given the right conditions. The entirely street-legal vehicle can achieve between 100-150 miles between charges depending on the driving style and can be charged from empty in 2 hours using a fast charger, or 8-9 hours from the mains.

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
    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:

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