The electric Peugeot EX1 concept, which made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, has broke many records. Earlier this year, the concept set official records in the Montlhery for 1/8 mile and 1/4 mile run, returning times of 7:08.62 and 12:67.54, respectively. The records were set by Nicolas Vanier, the French explorer, and Han Han, the well-known Chinese blogger.
The Peugeot EX1 Concept has now set a new record for an electric car on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife. The car, driven by Stephane Caillet, took 9 minutes and 1.338 seconds to lap the 12 mile Nordschleife track. That beats the previous record for an electric vehicle on the Nordschleife track by over 50 seconds.
Refresher: Power for the Peugeot EX1 comes from from two electric-motors, one on each axle, with a peak output of 340-hp and an available maximum torque of 177 lb-ft at the front and rear. The system also has four-wheel-drive, showing the benefits of HYbrid4 technology, available as standard on the 3008 from 2011, featuring an HDi FAP diesel engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Peugeot (via WCF)