27 Sep '12, 11am

Wind-powered car breaks land speed record: A new UK land speed record for an electric car has been set, as the w...

Wind-powered car breaks land speed record: A new UK land speed record for an electric car has been set, as the w...

A new UK land speed record for an electric car has been set, as the wind-powered Nemesis smashed the old record set by Don Wales, the grandson of the famous racer Sir Malcolm Campbell. Designed and built entirely in the UK, the Nemesis electric car set a new record of 148 mph on an airfield in York this morning. The brainchild of energy firm, Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince the model was built to smash the image that electric cars are slow and boring. The car used electricity supplied from Ecotricity’s own wind turbine generation-making the new record a truly zero emission achievement. It was driven by Gloucester-based racing driver Nick Ponting, aged 21, first received his racing licence at the tender-age of 14. The previous record, set by Don Wales, stood at 137mph. Don attempted to break his own record back in July this year with his famous Bluebird Electric car, but had...

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