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Electric powertrain technologies are invading every aspect of the automotive world, including the realm of motorsports. Electric vehicle pioneer Nissan has enjoyed mass appeal with the Leaf and Leaf+, and now seeks to apply its years of battery-powered knowledge to the European racing circuit with the introduction of the Nissan …

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It was already eye-catching enough. Now, a powerful shade of red is taking e-mobility to the top from a visual perspective too–the Volkswagen ID.R will sport a special livery for its record attempt on Tianmen Mountain in China. The red stands for the fully-electric, 500-kW (680-PS) prototype’s fifth record attempt, …

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Another day with the record-breaking Volkswagen ID.R means another record gets broken–this time, it’s the 20-year-old Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb Record. Driven once more by two-time Le Mans 24 Hours-winner Romain Dumas, the Goodwood record is the third landmark for the all-electric machine. The ID.R established a new electric …

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Volkswagen has achieved another milestone in electro-mobility: The Volkswagen ID.R, powered by two electric motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck in 2017 in a NIO EP9 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed …

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