25 Jun '18, 8am

#Volkswagen’s electric racer sets new overall #PikesPeak record #EV https://t.co/uTvuBxj4fu

#Volkswagen’s electric racer sets new overall #PikesPeak record #EV https://t.co/uTvuBxj4fu

Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R Pikes Peak and driver Romain Dumas set a new overall record for the hill climb of 7m 57.148s, bettering Sébastien Loeb’s record by 16 seconds. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrain technology. Dumas’ new record of 7m 57.148s minutes is now top of the list of Pikes Peak champions, which includes such acclaimed drivers as Loeb, Walter Röhrl (D), Michèle Mouton (F), Stig Blomqvist (S), Nobuhiro Tajima (J) and also Rod Millen and his son Rhys (both NZ). The I.D. R Pikes Peak is the sporty forerunner of Volkswagen’s I.D. family. Today, we saw what this technology is capable of. Every Volkswagen employee can be extremely proud of today’s result. I congratulate the team from the bottom of my heart. With a combination of outstanding engineering skills, passion and commit...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/06/20180625-vw.html

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