The Peugeot EX1 has set a new record for an electric car on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife, breaking the speed record for electric cars by over 50 seconds.
The Peugeot EX1 lapped the circuit in 9:01.338 seconds with an average speed of 138.324 km/h (85.95 mph). The previous speed record for this electric circuit was 9:51.45 seconds by the Mini E Race in 2010.
The Peugeot EX1 uses two electric motors — one at each axle — that produce a combined 250 kW (345 horsepower) and 240 Nm of constant torque at the front and rear.
Thanks to its aerodynamic design, four-wheel-drive configuration and 2,200-pound curb weight, the EX1 boasts numbers like a 3.6-second 0-to-62 mph.
The Peugeot EX1 electric roadster was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show to celebrate the firm’s 200th anniversary.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]