VW unveils new electric powertrain for its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car
In a recent press release, renowned German automaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced the unveiling of a new electric powertrain for its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car which will be competing in the forthcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.
The I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, in which VW has installed its latest electric powertrain, was first introduced by the automaker in April this year. The race car has been custom-built by the automaker for the famous Pikes Peak competition which is being held on June 24, 2018.
The Pikes Peak competition has, in recent years, become a popular event for automakers to display their electric vehicle (EV) technologies. Since the competition is now deemed as a proving ground for EVs, Volkswagen’s I.D. R Pikes Peak race car is one of the most glorified all-electric cars set to compete with some other interesting EVs at the upcoming event.
To make the I.D. R Pikes Peak ready for the competition, VW is now testing the vehicle, as well as sharing some details about the newly-unveiled electric powertrain for the vehicle with the release of a new footage.
According to VW’s recent press release, the electric powertrain for I.D. R Pikes Peak is “a highly-sophisticated and highly efficient drivetrain.” The automaker has also touted the I.D. R Pikes Peak as its first fully-electric racing car with “two interlinked, integrated lithium-ion battery blocks on board.”
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