I admit I'm occassionally very lucky. The year before last I recorded a carpool with Lord Drayson, he used to be the Minister for Science and Technology and I had the impression from meeting him that he's really quite clever.
He was talking about entering an electric car into the Le Mans race but at the time it all seemed a bit pie in the sky at the time.
Well check this.
The Lola/Drayson B12/69EV is an 850 hp 200 mph racing car. With a bit of luck I will be filming it later this year for the new series of Fully Charged. As you might be able to guess, I'm just a little bit excited by the prospect.
You can see the episode of Carpool I did with Lord Drayson here. It was recorded very soon after he had completed the Le Mans race (yes, he was driving) in a bio diesel powered Lola.
You can read more about the car at The Charging Point