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05/29/19
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A vessel for technology beyond motorsport – the charging of the ID.R system

A vessel for technology beyond motorsport – the charging of the ID.R system
The ID.R on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
  • The charging strategy for the ID.R provides insights for fully electric production vehicles
  • The aim is to charge the battery cells efficiently without overheating the system
  • Using glycerin, the generator operates in an environmentally-sound way and is neutral in terms of pollutants

It is a science in itself: the ID.R charging system. Only with optimally charged batteries can the pursuit of the lap record for electric vehicles on the 20.8-kilometre Nürburgring-Nordschleife succeed. To this end, driver Romain Dumas (F) will also have to deploy the full system performance of 500 kW (680 PS) on the three-kilometre ‘Döttinger Höhe’ section at the end of the Nordschleife, which is nearly dead straight.

Marc-Christian Bertram, Head of Electrics and Electronics at Volkswagen Motorsport, in dialogue with Romain Dumas.

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