Peugeot EX1 Breaks Nurburgring Record For Electric Cars

May 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Peugeot EX1 must be the most capable concept car of all time! Most concept cars don’t even work, but this little electric vehicle has already sets record for standing start and top speed, and recently it broke the lap record for electric cars round the Nurburgring, smashing the previosu record by 50 seconds.

Stéphane Caillet, driver and tuner-technician from the Company’s Research & Development Centre, was at the wheel of the EX1 Concept Car, which covered the circuit’s 20.832 kilometres (12.944 miles) in 9:01.338 at an average speed of 138.324 km/h (85.951 mph).

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With its 73 bends and 300 metres of altitude difference, the Nordschleife has a reputation for being the toughest circuit in the world. The previous electric speed record on this circuit was the time of 9:51.45 seconds clocked in 2010. The record achieved by EX1 was formally recognised by WIGE Performance, the official time-keeping body for the Nordschleife.

The EX1 is the best electric cars ever build. It’s a shame it remains a concept forever.

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