ECOTRICITY GREENBIRD SMASHES RECORD
Saturday April 4th, 2009
GREENBIRD SMASHES SPEED RECORD
British engineer, Richard Jenkins has smashed the world land speed record for wind-powered vehicles in the Ecotricity Greenbird. Clocking in at 126.1mph on the dry plains of Ivanpah Lake in Nevada in a 30mph wind he beat the old record by 10mph. The carbon fibre composite yacht is actually a dual vehicle – a land craft and an ice craft. The plan is to break both the land and ice speed records. The ice record will be attempted kin winter 2009/2010.
A statement from Ecotricity said, “Harnessing the power of the wind is what Ecotricity is all about! And now we're taking our love of wind to a new level, with the fastest wind powered vehicle on Earth!.. The Greenbird will challenge all your preconceptions of wind-powered travel - it's simply an amazing machine powered only by nature. And not just on land... on ice too… It's part aeroplane, part sailboat, part Formula One car”
The Harbour Guides Crew say ‘Go Go Gadget Go!’
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