Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record at the Nürburgring

The Audi R8 e-tron all electric car has quietly set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Racing driver Markus Winkelhock piloted the R8 e-tron around the 12.92-mile track in 8:09.099 minutes.

This lap time is simply stunning for a production vehicle. You can feel the serious all-electric cars are coming and they are here to stay. It would not be surprising to see the first racing series for EVs form within a couple of years.