Eight minute electric car record beaten

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has broken the eight minute barrier for electric cars at a track in Germany. Driver Jochen Krumbach set a new lap record of 7mins 47 secs […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has broken the eight minute barrier for electric cars at a track in Germany. Driver Jochen Krumbach set a new lap record of 7mins 47 secs with TMG’s EV P001, smashing the previous lap record which stood at 9mins 1 secs.

The TMG team broke the record at the 20.8km Nordschleife circuit, one half of the famed Nürburgring track nicknamed ‘Green Hell’ by three-time world F1 champion Sir John Young Jackie Stewart.

Rob Leupen, TMG’s Director for Business Operations said: “This is a very impressive achievement which really shows the huge potential for electric powertrains to deliver fast, exciting action on the race track. There’s no doubt that electric motorsport can be every bit as thrilling as traditional racing and it was an amazing sensation to watch the TMG electric vehicle fly past on the Nordschleife, with only the sound of wind rushing past and tyres squealing.”

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