Thursday, 27 September 2012

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.

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, then Ponting, 21, bettered this with a 151mph later. Thursday's achievement was ratified by the Motor Sports Association at the track.

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