Tuesday November 6, 2012 0 comments
LONGMONT - An all-electric vehicle powered by UQM Technologies' (NYSE MKT: UQM) PowerPhase System set a new United Kingdom land-speed record of 151 mph, UQM announced today.
UQM's propulsion system powered the Ecotricity Nemesis vehicle to the new record, UQM said.
"The Nemesis' land-speed record is further indication that UQM PowerPhase systems produce exceptional power, torque and speed," said Eric R. Ridenour, UQM's president and CEO.
"Electric vehicles powered by UQM products continue to push the boundaries of expectations and performance."
The Nemesis vehicle is the culmination of nearly two years of work by a team of motorsport engineers and is the vision of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince.
According to Ecotricity, the Nemesis can accelerate from zero to 100 mph in 8.5 seconds and has a range of up to 150 miles.
"The land-speed record success has really captured the imagination of the public, which is quickly coming to appreciate the astonishing technological advances that are taking place in electric vehicles," said Jim Router, Nemesis' chief engineer.
"The UQM PowerPhase system we installed in the Nemesis has been absolutely fantastic."
For more information, visit www.uqm.com.