Nemesis car smashes electric speed record
A supercar powered by energy from wind turbines has smashed the UK land speed record for an electric car.
The Nemesis, driven by Nick Ponting, hit 151mph during a run at Elvington airfield near York today.
This breaks the record of 137mph set by Don Wales, the grandson of speed ace Sir Malcolm Campbell, 10 years ago.
Nemesis broke the record with a 148mph first run this morning, then Ponting, 21, bettered this with a 151mph later.
Today's achievement was ratified by the Motor Sports Association at the track.
The makers of the Nemesis say it is the first electric supercar built in the UK and they hope it will "smash the stereotype" of electric-powered cars as boring and slow.