2010 Peugeot EX1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Peugeot EX1 has whirred its way into the record books by lapping the 12-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife with a 9:01.338-minute run. According to Peugeot, that shatters the previous electric vehicle record at the track by an impressive 50 seconds.

The fully-electric Pug, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, averaged 85 mph on its record-setting run. Peugeot has promised to release photos and video of the EX1 at the Nordschleife, but for now we'll have to wait.

The lightweight, four-wheel drive EX1 was created to celebrate Peugeot's 200th birthday, and packs a pair of electric motors (one on each axle) totaling 340 horsepower. As for production, don't hold your breath, though the technologies on display in the EX1 and lessons learned during its development will likely influence future models.



[Source: World Car Fans]


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      max
      • 3 Years Ago
      your move, Tesla
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm actually impressed an electric car ran for 9min at speed. Impressive, Peugeot. A French car without electric fails, who knew?
      Andriy Rudnyk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats not exactly ballistic, but if nobody else done it before, it must have been quite a challenge.
      haji
      • 3 Years Ago
      not that theyll ever put this into production, though
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Chase
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...and then it had to recharge for 8 hours.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tron, your car is here...wait, did you say 200th birthday? Is that correct? I know Peugeot made bicycles way before it made cars, but it started in 1811? Really?
        rocketmoose
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        It was a family business that actually started as a coffee mill company in (according to wikipedia) 1810. First car was in 1891.
          Sam
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rocketmoose
          Peugot makes excellent pepper grinders today.
      Mihir StarBurnout
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's a sick ride, p.s why can't people just appreciate hard work? why don't you try and make one, let see how far you get
      Stuka87
      • 3 Years Ago
      So is it fastest because its the only electric car to actually attempt it? Also, why aren't there any real photos of it? The posted photos are all CG.
        Charles Houghton
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        " According to Peugeot, that shatters the previous electric vehicle record at the track by an impressive 50 seconds." So no its not the only car to attempt it. The mini E racer set a 9:52.
        Lucky Ducky
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        Click through to the source to see photos of the actual prototype.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      tarheel91
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the ridiculously small rear track? Talk about twitchy...
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