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  • Successful tests in France for Volkswagen’s electric race car
  • Optimised energy management for the record attempt on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife forms one focus of development work
  • Battery technology in the ID. R benefits from research for the future range of fully-electric production vehicles – the ID. family

The ID. R has completed the next series of tests in preparation for the challenges that lie ahead. After working on the aerodynamics in the wind tunnel, the most recent tests at the racetracks in Le Castellet and Alès (both France) focused on the energy management software. The objective was to establish the ideal set-up for the electric drivetrain ahead of the record attempt on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In the summer of 2019, the ID. R, sporty forerunner of the ID. family of fully-electric production vehicles from Volkswagen, will be aiming to set a new record lap time for electric vehicles at the historic Eifel circuit, with Romain Dumas at the wheel.

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