VW Attempts Image Repair with EVs

June 7, 2019

Electric Hybrid Vehicle Technology:

Following the record set at Pikes Peak, Volkswagen is breaking more speed records for electric mobility as it set the fastest lap of all-time at the famous Nürburgring in an all-electric vehicle.

The VW ID.R, which is powered by two electric motors to produce 500kW the equivalent of 680PS, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes. This is 40.5 seconds faster than the previous EV record set in a NIO EP9. Volkswagen Motorsport has released a video of the feat, allowing viewers to get a cockpit perspective of the lap.

Driver Romain Dumas utilized the car’s incredible electric power to set an average speed of 128.5mph (206.96km/h) on what is notoriously known as the most difficult track in the world.

3 Responses to “VW Attempts Image Repair with EVs”

  1. redskylite Says:

    That’s great and maybe V.W can redeem themselves eventually. I really hope to see mostly non-gasoline ICE’s on the road in my lifetime, it will be some evidence of progress.

    Meanwhile an appeal to the U.S government from car manufacturer companies.

    Chance for the current U.S government to make some sense in this :Climate Emergency”, and halt this mindless and vindictive roll-back from progress made under the last lot.

    “WASHINGTON — The world’s largest automakers warned President Trump on Thursday that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards — threatens to cut their profits and produce “untenable” instability in a crucial manufacturing sector.”


  2. redskylite Says:

    They need to do a lot to get their reputation back, but at least trying.

    On June 5, Volkswagen of America kicked off a new ad campaign designed to promote electric cars and rehabilitate the company’s image, which has been badly tarnished with diesel exhaust fumes.


    • rsmurf Says:

      I saw one of the diesel graveyards outside of Colorado springs. A giant sea of cars. Quite incredible they could take back that many cars and still be in business! And that car looked like it was running out of juice on that last straight sorta dropped a couple miles per hour.

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