Nemesis

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.For more info on the intriguing Nemesis project click: http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/about-ecotricity/eco-labs/nemesis