Peugeot EX1 sets electric vehicle 'Ring record – Click above to watch video after the jump

For decades now, automakers have turned to the famed Nürburgring in Germany to put vehicles to the test. On April 27th, Peugeot sent its radically styled EX1 electric 'round the 'Ring, setting a record for battery-powered vehicles with a time of 9 minutes 1.338 seconds.

The Nürburgring actually consists of several interlacing tracks, with the main stretch, the Nordschleife, comprising almost 13 miles of hairpin turns, undulating surfaces and lengthy straightaways.

Peugeot's electric sports car averaged a rather impressive 85.9 miles per hour on the demanding 12-plus mile Nordschleife track. The EX1 smoked the previous electric vehicle record of 9:51, set by a modified Mini E back in 2010. Hit the jump to catch official video of the EX1 whizzing 'round the 'Ring.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      OK , now do a second lap ! oh , wait....
      • 3 Years Ago
      in before the "i could do that in a van" comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why anyone would want to cover up that fantastic noise with some stupid artificial noise is beyond me.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        No kidding, that motor sounds badass. Like a Jet. I have been riding an electric bicycle i built for about a year now. The whine of an electric motor is certainly an acquired taste, but if you really get into electric drive like i have, the sound of a gas engine doesn't carry the same thrill anymore.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          no, it doesn's sound like a jet. just no. it sounds like a cheap r/c toy car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sounds like a Tron cycle to me. Pretty cool.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cant run it with the headlights on?
      • 3 Years Ago
      that thing sounds absolutely hideous.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No coments about PSA electronic devices or sensors? THEY ARE CRAP ! ...but there always "smart" enought to buy cars of this brand XD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very impressive. However I think the Eliica or even the Tango T-600 would give this thing a run for its money. The Eliica would out accelerate and outrun even a Bugatti Veyron.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I almost agree with everything you posted, but the Veyron Super Sports tops 268mph. The Eliica maxed as just over 240mph. Don't real recall how fast the original (base) Veyron tops but I think it was still faster than that. Acceleration is a probably close to equal. I'm sure the Tango would outpace the Veyron. This however does not discount that those two and the EX1. They are credits to the EVs everywhere.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To me it sounds like something out of Star Wars. Definitely at the 1:00 mark.
      • 3 Years Ago
      sorry, but i just can't get exited about this. To me, this is saying "this is the best EV tech we can come up with, and no, it's still not as good as a mediocre gasoline powered vehicle...and it's hopelessly impractical" keep trying boys...some day we'll be there..
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