“It’s about turning the heads of ordinary motorists because we all love these fast cars even though we can’t afford them,”
27 December 2009
BRITAIN’s richest green entrepreneur, who built a £85m fortune on wind power, is to launch an eco supercar.
Dale Vince, 48, will make an attempt on the British electric land speed record of 137mph in February, paving the way for production of the car by the end of 2010.
Vince, the founder of Ecotricity, an energy supplier, named his racing car Nemesis, to presage the demise of the combustion engine. “It’s about turning the heads of ordinary motorists because we all love these fast cars even though we can’t afford them,” he said.
The Nemesis, built for £400,000 by a team of Formula One engineers, will be priced to compete with a Ferrari.
The Nemesis runs for 150 miles between charges and can be powered in one hour from a special charger or eight hours from the mains supply.
This weekend Vince emerges at the top of a Green Rich List produced by Philip Beresford, who compiles The Sunday Times Rich List.