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When you think of electric cars, speed perhaps is not the first thing that springs to mind.
But today a vehicle, which has to be plugged in before it can move, broke a UK record - for going very fast indeed.
Britain's first electric supercar was taken to an airfield in North Yorkshire where it broke the landspeed record not once, but twice, as Michael Billington reports.
An electric car - powered by wind turbines - has broken the UK electric car landspeed record on the outskirts of York. The 'Nemesis' clocked over 151 miles an hour at Elvington airfield this morning.
The previous record was 137. The makers of the Nemesis claim it's the first British electric supercar - and hope it will 'smash the stereotype' that electric cars are slow and boring.
Nick Ponting has broken the UK electric landspeed record for the second time today at Elvington Airfield near York. The electric supercar Nemesis clocked 151.607mph average speed after two runs. The previous record was 137mph
The Uk electric landspeed record has been broken at Elvington Airfield near York. The electric supercar Nemesis clocked 148.726 mph average speed after two runs. The previous record was 137mph