Electronic car breaks speed record
Thursday 27th September 2012 | Osh
A battery-powered car has broken the UK land-speed record of electronic vehicles at Elvington airfield near York.
The car was designed and built by a team of British motorsport engineers in Norfolk. It was driven by estate agent Nick Ponting, 21, from Gloucester. The vehicle beats the previous record of 133 mph (220km/h) and sets a new record of 148mph (239km/h).
This car runs on green electricity which has been generated by wind turbines, run by the Stroud-based company Ecotricity. Dale Vince from Ecotricity said: "It was quite straightforward. We're putting a bit of juice back in the batteries and we're going to go again. The driver says it could have been faster. We think we'll top 150mph before we leave here today.”
The vehicle would be taken for another round which might come up with altogether different figures.
By Shavy Malhotra