30 Aug '11, 3pm

Toyota Motorsport GmbH sets new lap record for an EV at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit

Toyota Motorsport GmbH sets new lap record for an EV at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit 30 August 2011 Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has set a new lap record for an electric vehicle (EV) at the legendary 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. (Earlier post .) The TMG EV P001, with 100% electric powertrain and Jochen Krumbach at the wheel, set a new lap record of 7 min. 47.794 sec. to beat the previous lap record, which stood at 9 min. 1.338 secs, by a very substantial margin. Using two electric motors, the TMG electric powertrain has a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph)which combined with 800 N·m (590 lb-ft) of torque to achieve impressive speeds on the challenging Nordschleife track, which includes significant elevation changes and lengthy flat-out sections. TMG’s target prior to the 29 August record run was to become the first electric vehicle to break the...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/08/tmg-20110830.html

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