• Volkswagen Just Set a New Record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb-In an Electric Car

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    An electric car just broke the course record at one of the hardest car races in the world.
    At the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday, the Volkswagen I.D. R. driven by Romain Dumas laid down a track record, and the first-ever sub-eight-minute run with a time of 7:57.148. The previous record was 8:13.378 set by Sebastien Loeb driving a Pugeot in 2013. Even more impressive is the full minute Dumas shaved off the previous EV record of 8:57.118.
    Pikes Peak is an annual automobile race in Colorado. The race covers 12.42 miles, 156 turns, and 4,720 vertical feet. Each competitor...
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