2011 Peugeot EX1 Concept at Nurburgring
A concept version of an EV is surely an even rarer sight on the “Green Hell”, but that is specifically what Peugeot did because it put the EX1 concept at function on the world’s toughest circuit. It was not merely a pleasure experience, having said that, because Peugeot visited the ‘Ring to break the lap file for electric autos.
And it did, with driver Stéphane Caillet lapping the 20.8-kilometer (twelve.92-mile) long track in nine minutes and one.338 seconds, at an typical speed of 138,324 km/h (85.95 mph), in “very unfavorable weather conditions”, according to the French automaker. The previous lap report set by an electrical car belonged to the Mini E racer, which lapped the German track last yr in nine minutes and 51.45 seconds. WIGE Efficiency, the official timekeeper from the Nordschleife track, tracked Peugeot’s document. Revealed in the Paris motor present last 12 months, the EX1 roadster is powered by a pair of electrical motors, 1 on every axle, thus offering four-wheel drive. Each and every electrical motor creates 125 kW (170HP) to get a blended output of 340HP and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Power originates from a high-output lithium-ion battery pack.
The radical-looking concept measures just 0.ninety meters in height and one.77 meters in width and tends to make utilization of a monocoque physique structure made from a carbon/honeycomb composite to optimize excess weight and rigidity. The electric Peugeot knocked an extraordinary fifty seconds off the previous file time, on a track exactly where shaving just one full second off a lap record is regarded as an accomplishment. The electrical, four-wheel-drive Peugeot averaged a speed of 85 miles per hour throughout its report operate, and was powered by two motors supplying a total of 340 horsepower.
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