13 Jun '18, 7am

#Volkswagen outlines drivetrain technology in electric I.D. R #PikesPeak

#Volkswagen outlines drivetrain technology in electric I.D. R #PikesPeak

With the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb now less than two weeks away, Volkswagen outlined the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak, its first fully-electric racing car. (Earlier post .) The I.D. R Pikes Peak features two interlinked, integrated lithium-ion battery blocks on board, located to the right and left of the cockpit. They feed energy to two separate high-performance electric motors for the front and rear axles. Together, they provide performance of 500 kW (680 PS). The actual performance level is controlled electronically, depending on the situation on the track. This means that the neutral driving behavior ideal for a racing car is achieved when accelerating out of a tight turn, for example, as the front wheels also have to transmit steering forces to the track in addition to the drive power. Accelerator or brake pedal movements are transmitte...

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