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Ecotricity, the UK’s leading green energy company, today launches the first high performance electric sports car designed and built entirely in the UK.

The car, called the “Nemesis”, is faster than a V12 Ferrari, doing 0-100 mph (160km) in 8.5 seconds. The electric sports car can reach 170mph (273km) per hour).

Apart from being an electric sports car, which makes the Nemesis already pretty unique, the car will also be powered entirely by 100% green electricity made by Ecotricity’s UK network of 51 windmills. It runs for 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240km) between charges depending on driving style and can be charged from empty in under 2 hours from its fast charger or 8-9 hours from a regular mains supply, both via hidden retractable cable systems built into the rear of the car.

Dale Vince, voted Britain’s leading green entrepreneur, set up Ecotricity to fight climate change and increase the security of our energy supply by building new sources of green energy in the UK. Vince’s vision of future transportation is clear:

What will our transport look like, post oil and post carbon? The answer has to be wind-powered vehicles, charged using renewable energy for the ultimate in sustainability – zero pollution, from fuel sources like the wind and sun that will never run out.

Ecotricity re-invest the money from customers’ bills back into building more new sources of renewable energy. In this way, it already supplies 42.000 customers from 51 windmills at 15 wind parks across the UK, which together saves over 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions going into the atmosphere every year.

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