28 Aug '11, 8am

Toyota to take new electric vehicle to Nurburgring | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

Toyotais planning to make Nurburgring history on Monday (Aug 29) when it aims to shatter an electric vehicle lap record on the demanding circuit. The current lap record for electric vehicles stands at nine minutes and 1.338seconds – however, based on unofficial testing, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) believes it will hit lap record pace immediately. Its electric vehicle, referred to as the TMG electric, uses two EVO-Electric AGM-140 electric motors that deliver peak power of 375hp and torque of 800Nm. It has a top speed of 162mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.9seconds. The motors are powered by a 520V, 41.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 350kg – and the total weight of the two-seater is 970kg. The livery concept was created and implemented by Aguti with rational motion integrating the electric powertrain, the control strategies and the traction battery. ...

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