Move Electric has set SEVEN electric lap records of the Brands Hatch circuit to celebrate the diversity of electric mobility and the capability of vehicles powered by electricity. The records for electric powered machines were all set simultaneously on the 1.2-mile Indy Circuit
The lap records were established for an electric production car, an electric van, an electro-mod car conversion, an electric moped, an e-bike, an electric scooter and an electric skateboard.
The field was led by the Tesla Model 3, the car topping the timing charts with a lap record of one minute 6.77 seconds despite being limited to 87mph for safety reasons. As a result, the Citroën e-Dispatch XL van – which has boomed in popularity from more Low Emission Zones being launched in UK cities – was just 4.71 seconds behind.
Setting the fastest two-wheeled time was the Silence S01 electric moped, designed for zero-emissions urban commuting. Rider Neil Winn lapped the track in 1m 29.03secs.
A 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V which had been converted to electric power by Lunaz also set a lap record, representing the increasingly popular ‘electro-mod’ scene.
Another rising British firm, Gocycle, provided a G4 e-bike, which features a built-in electric motor that helps to boost the efforts of the rider and has a range of 40 miles.
Tim Wood, an electric skateboard enthusiast who runs the online eskate.shop, brought an Apex Predator prototype electric skateboard with a top speed of 30mph.
Bringing up the back of the pack, but getting more of a workout than anyone else, was the Perry e-scooter ridden by Matt Prior.
|Tesla Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive
|Electric Production Car
|Rob Gill (Motors Editor, The Sun)
|Citroën e-Dispatch Enterprise Pro XL 75kWh
|Andrew Coley (Commentator, Extreme E)
|Silence S01 Connected
|Neil Winn (Deputy Reviews Editor, WhatCar?)
|Lunaz Rolls-Royce Phantom V
|Classic EV conversion
|James Warren (Group Commercial Director, Lunaz)
|Prototype electric skateboard
|Tim Wood (eskate.shop and Tim Wood YouTube)
|Tom Dowrick Engineer, Gocycle)
|Perry eHopper P4
|Matt Prior, Editor-at-large, Autocar)
*Lap records are categorised as unofficial, as they were not set during a timed session, and many were the first vehicles of their kind to lap Brands Hatch.