Volkwagen's electric race car took on one of the toughest courses in the world — and set a record.
The VW ID.R with two electric motors took on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife 12.9-mile lap through Germany earlier this month and finished faster than any other all-electric vehicle had ever done: 6 minutes and 5 seconds.
That's an average speed of 128 miles mph and faster than the previous electric record by 40 seconds.
In 2018, the same ID.R vehicle set a record at Colorado's Pikes Peak course — an uphill climb that took 7 minutes and 57 seconds on the 12.42-mile course. The same French racing driver Romain Dumas was at the wheel in both races. Read more...More about Racing, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Tech, and Transportation