Nemesis electric car breaks UK land-speed record
27 September 2012 Last updated at 10:31 BST
A battery-powered car has broken the UK land-speed record for electric vehicles at Elvington airfield near York.
The Nemesis, a heavily-modified Lotus Exige which was originally bought on eBay, clocked an average speed of 148mph (239km/h).
The car was designed and built by a team of British motorsport engineers in Norfolk, and driven by estate agent Nick Ponting, 21, from Gloucester.
John Maguire reports from York.