Electric and hybrid engines are primarily known for their economy and green credentials, but in truth they aren’t the first things that spring to mind when someone mentions supercars. Perhaps that’s all about to change. If you’re going to build an electric supercar, then it certainly helps to have your own private racing team and a great set of contacts. Lord Drayson has both. He used to be a minister in the UK government until 2010, and now he’s devoting all his efforts to making his electric car go really, really fast.