EX1 concept racer took just over 9 minutes to lap the 20.8 km track of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
The Peugeot EX1 Concept has set a new record for an electric car on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
Driver Stéphane Caillet took just 9:01.338 seconds to lap the electric racer around the 20.8 km (12 mile) Nordschleife track. The car clocked an average speed of 138,324 km/h (85.9 mph) on the run.
The feat beats the previous record for an electric vehicle on the Nordschleife track by over 50 seconds.
For comparison, the record for fastest four-door production saloon around the Nurburgring, a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX driven by Tommi Mäkinen, set a time of 7 minutes and 55 seconds.
Peugeot is promising photos and a video will be available soon, so stay tuned.