High Performance electric vehicle starts in the UK

23 June 2011

The Energy Efficient Motorsport (EEMS) program was established by the UK government in 2004 to accelerate the development and public acceptance of green automotive technologies. The latest project - called EEMS Accelerate - is one of eight collaborative efforts to be chosen for part-funding by the government's Technology Strategy Board under its Carbon Vehicles Demonstration Program, and aims to showcase high performance, low emission vehicles that have been designed and built in the UK. Led by energy and climate change consultants AEA Technology, the project aims to motivate industry to invest in an electric automotive future while also challenging any misgivings and preconceptions held by the public, motorsport enthusiasts and specialists.