If you can’t go fast, why go at all? This is apparently the question asked by green energy company Ecotricity with the Nemesis Electric Lotus. Ecotricity picked up an electrified Lotus Exige, tinkered with it, and set it loose on the UK electric land speed record.
The modified Exige hasn’t matched the world land speed record for an electric car — 300+ mph — or an electric bike, but it did set a top speed of 151 mph and break the previous UK record:
However, it is fast enough to set a new electric land speed record for the U.K., though conditions limited the potential top speed, said to be close to 200 mph. Though not quite based on the same car as the Tesla Roadster (which used Lotus Elise, not Exige bodies), one can’t help but note the similarities.
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