27 Sep '12, 9am

Congrats to @ecotricity on smashing the UK landspeed record for an electric car today #getCBE

A 21-year old racing driver from Gloucester has smashed through the UK land speed record for an electric vehicle today, driving Ecotricity's converted Lotus Exige at 151 miles per hour. Nick Ponting reached the top speed in the Nemesis EV, at Elvington Airfield near York, breaking the previous record of 137mph, which had been held by Don Wales since 2000. FURTHER READING Electric Nemesis aims to smash UK land-speed record BusinessGreen's top five electric sports cars On paper the Nemesis electric motor is capable of topping 200mph, although real-world conditions, such as contending with aerodynamic lift at high speed, inevitably reduce top speeds in practice. Ecotricity confirmed the record on Twitter just before 10am today and said it would be attempting to break its own record again later this morning. However, at the time of writing, it was unclear if another new record...

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