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08/02/19
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Efficiency record in the “Green Hell” – The Volkswagen ID.R’s ground-breaking lap of the Nordschleife in figures

Volkswagen ID.R
Electric record Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
  • Volkswagen ID.R achieves the most energy-efficient lap of all time on the Nordschleife
  • Efficiency record: Through the “Green Hell” in just 6:05.336 minutes and with only 24.7 kWh
  • Race driver Romain Dumas was subjected to centrifugal forces of up to 3.49 g on his record-breaking lap

The electric record on the iconic Nordschleife with a remarkably low amount of energy: Exactly two months ago, Volkswagen achieved an electromobility milestone with the ID.R. The fully-electric ID.R raced through the 20.8-kilometre “Green Hell” in a time of just 6:05.336 minutes and at an average speed of 204.96 km/h – and all whilst using just 24.7 kWh of energy. This meant the ID.R was not only significantly faster than a GT3 sports car, but also consumed only a quarter of the energy over the course of one lap. The ID.R is the sporty forerunner and prototype for the ID.R family, with which Volkswagen will bring E-mobility to the streets for everyone from 2020. Technology used successfully during the record attempts with the ID.R will be incorporated in production vehicles.

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