The electric future / Die zukunft der energie |

The electric future / Die zukunft der energie

In this film Mary-Ann heads North to Newcastle where she meets students building electric racing cars, but they are given less than half of the budgets available to their German counterparts.  In the electric future our targets for switching to sustainable renewable energy are compared with British targets.  Young engineers take Mary-Ann to a wind turbine farm which supplies energy for 40,000 homes.  And she drives a British prototype electric sports car which gets to 100 km/h in less than four seconds. She loves the car, but to compete in the new electric world, says energy expert Tom Burke, Germany and the UK are going to have to work together.