A UK organization called EEMS Accelerate, managed by the environmental consulting firm AEA, has deployed fourteen electric cars across the country as part of a twelve month testing project under the government’s $40 million Technology Strategy Board program.
Drivers of the electric vehicles are expected to use the cars in real-life situations as they would gasoline powered models, and data collected from the year-long initiative will be used by the government to highlight the benefits of having a strong green car market in the United Kingdom.
Four different types of vehicles are being deployed under the program, the Westfield Sport-E that has a top speed of 100 mph, the Electric Lightning GT that has a top speed of 125 mph, the Delta E-4 Coupe that has a top speed of 150 mph, and Ecotricity’s Nemesis that has a top speed of 170 mph.
Testing the electric cars is part of a larger goal in the UK, which looks to cut carbon emissions 80% by the year 2050. As we reported earlier this year, the World Wildlife Fund believes electric vehicle rollout must progress at a much faster rate if the country hope to meet the stated goal.