Earlier today, an EV known as the Nemesis succeeded in breaking UK's land-speed record for electric driving.
More precisely, this car succeeded in reaching the top speed of 148.7 mph (239.3 kilometers per hour), thus making mincemeat of the previous record of 137 mph (220.4 kilometers per hour).
report that the power needed in order to run this car was supplied by a wind turbine, and that prior to this race a team of specialists worked around the clock to make this EV fully capable of giving fuel powered cars a run for their money.
“We built the Nemesis to smash the stereotype of electric cars as something Noddy would drive – slow and boring, not cool – but also to stimulate thought and debate about how we'll be getting around when the world runs out of oil,” explained one of the engineers who worked on this project.
Upgrading this car, which was initially purchased via eBay as a Lotus Exige, took about two years, yet it seems to us that it was all worth the trouble.