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Electric car completes epic trip

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It might be a long way off mass production but travel by an electric sportscar that can top nearly 200 kilometres per hour is no longer a distant dream.

In what can only be described as an epic trip, engineers from London’s Imperial College travelled from Alaska to Argentina.

The twin battery powered SRZero, sometimes peaked at 400 brake horsepower during the 26,000 kilometre journey.

Finally arriving into the city of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego, the car’s crew received a heroes welcome.

The team’s Project Manager Alexander Shey said:’‘Anyone who said that electric cars cannot stand up to the normal rigours of driving, or the normal distances that petrol cars have to do, you are just wrong.’‘

Finding places to plug in was a major challenge, but the vehicle also remarkably recovered kinetic energy from its brakes, extending its capacity by as much six hours in a single charge.