VW to go for Goodwood EV record with its all-electric I.D.R Pikes Peak race car
German automaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced that it would be going for the Goodwood electric vehicle record in the UK, with its custom-built all-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak race car.
The announcement by Volkswagen has come a few weeks after the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car broke the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb racing event, for which the all-electric race car was specifically built.
With Volkswagen apparently eager to try I.D. R Pikes Peak race car at several racing events, the next record which the automaker is going after is the one set at the Goodwood Hillclimb in 2013. The record time of 47.34 seconds time was achieved by Jonny Cocker (GB) while driving a Lola-Drayson B12 69/EV.
Despite the fact that Volkswagen is officially aiming at the 2013-set record with its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, the automaker would also evidently be eyeing the all-time record at Goodwood, which was set in 1999 by former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld (D) in a McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 Formula 1 car.
Volkswagen’s eagerness to go for the Goodwood record appears to be rooted in the fact that its “under 2,500 lbs” I.D. R Pikes Peak race car is equipped with a 43 kWh battery pack and two electric motors which have the ability to deliver “680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque,” and give the all-electric car “a 0-60 time of 2.25 seconds.”
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Kandi has recently marked its official foray into the US market, with the launch of two new EVs --- the EX3 all-electric SUV, and the K22 subcompact electric car.
According to electric vehicle maker Tesla’s latest update to its Model 3 online design studio, the automaker has increased the cost of the Model 3 Dual Motor version and some other options.
US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2018.
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shared some interesting information about the automaker’s upcoming products last week, saying that the pickup truck is his ‘favorite next Tesla product.’ The statement was made by Musk during Te
In an announcement made via a recent press release this week, Utah-based startup Nikola Motors -- which develops electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell trucks -- said that it has secured a new funding of $100 million for bringing its vehic
New plans related to production of Model 3 have surprised parts makers. The automotive company has planned to launch its Model 3 by 2018, which is two years prior to what earlier was decided.