The Nemesis electric vehicle, built in Norfolk and converted from a Lotus bought off eBay, has smashed the EV land speed record.
But what’s this coming over the hill? It’s the Adrian Flux sponsored Flux Capacitor, an old 1970s Enfield that C5 presenter Jonny Smith is restoring – with added power – to make his own bid for electric stardom.
Here’s Jonny on today’s Nemesis achievement:
“Congrats to Dale Vince and the chaps behind the Nemesis EV. An average speed of 148mph is nothing but impressive for a leccy chariot, and apparently the needle will hit 100mph in 8.5 seconds. Gulp. Let’s get it on the quarter mile drag strip and see what it will do, then I’ve got a bench mark with which the Flux Capacitor needs to try and beat. I think I’ll have my work cut out.
The Nemesis looks to be road legal and based upon a Lotus Exige. It recharges via Ecotricity’s wind turbines in Gloucestershire. It uses twin 125kW motors and is powered by 96 x 100 A/h 4.2 V pouch lithium polymer cobalt cells. The cost? Under a million pounds. Crikey. My budget is quite a bit smaller.”
Keep up to date with the progress of Jonny’s Enfield.