Gallery: Electric Toyota Supercar Aims to Set EV Lap Record at Nordschl...

 

We love electric vehicles (EV), but personally we can’t get enough of EV supercars. Now comes news that Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will be attempting to make Nürburgring history on August 29th with its very own EV supercar. The TMG supercar uses two electric motors to deliver a peak power of 280kW and a top speed of 260km/h. On top of that, its awesome speed is achieved with zero emissions. The weight of the car certainly helps, as the two-seater is only 970kg – and this includes the lithium-ceramic battery that allows the car to take the race track at competitive speed. If Toyota’s EV supercar lives up to its performance hype, it will also make history, setting a new EV lap record on the demanding 20.832km Nordschleife.

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  1. aranfitz August 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    you cannot claim zero emissions. It’s wrong. Perhaps the battery needs to be charged? In germany you have most power production from black coal and nuclear, neither of which is zero emissions. Even if the battery is a use-once and relies on a chemical reaction of its constituents to produce energy, you still have to produce the battery = emissions. In the end, an electric race car has the same weight (1000kg is not light) and goes the same speed and has the same aerodynamics. Therefore, the same energy is expended and I’m quite sure you can find the emissions associated with that somewhere. Maybe not coming out the back of the car, but somewhere else. Anyway, it’s false reporting.

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