May 1, 2011
100% electric concept Peugeot EX1 has managed to beat the time set for electric cars on the Nurburgring circuit. It has covered the 20.832 kilometers in 9 minutes and one second.
Created to celebrate 200 years since the birth of the Peugeot, 100% electric concept Peugeot EX1 continues to break down record after record on racetracks around the world. First, EX1 broke the record obtained by electric cars on the Linas-Monthlery and then the French concept continued the forcing on an military airport from China. This time was the turn of the famous Nurburgring.
At the wheel of Peugeot EX1 was Stephane Caillet, Peugeot-Citroen technical director, who managed to go through the 20,832 km in 9,1.338 minutes, breaking the old record of 9,51.450 minutes established in 2010. The French concept was able to complete a full lap at an average speed of 138,324 km/h in bad weather. The record was homologated by WIGE Performance, the official body which measure the times obtained on the Green Hell.
Peugeot EX1 is an electric concept equipped with two electric motors providing a total of 340 horsepower and 240 Nm. The electric motors engage all four wheels and provides a very accurate four wheel drive system. The electric car sprints from 0-100 km/h in 3,49 seconds and the quarter mile is covered in 14,40 seconds. Among the elements that characterize the new concept we mention the special doors, no rear wing and lack of windshield.
PeugeotEX1 beats Nordschleifen Rekord
Peugeot EX1 breaks worldwide acceleration records:
Peugeot EX1 – Circuit de Linas Montlhery: