This plucky little Toyota TMG EV P002 has knocked an astonishing 25 seconds from its own Nürburgring lap record. The new benchmark for electric powered vehicles now sits at a blindingly quick 7 minutes 22.329 seconds.
Jochen Krumbach was at the wheel again for this new record and the TMG crew are just a little bit pleased with themselves.
Ludwig Zeller, TMG General Manager Electrics and Electronics said: “Since our Nürburgring record last year, we have developed our electric powertrain to deliver more power, more consistently, over a longer distance by managing the temperature of batteries, motors and inverter.”
But it’s the advancements made in the recharging that Zeller is most pleased with. In fact the Radical-based P002 can be recharged from a unit in the back of the team’s Hiace van.
“This achievement is not only about on-track performance; we are also very proud of the DC Quick Charger which again provided a reliable power supply in a remote location,” said Zeller. “This is an aspect of electric motorsport which has not been discussed at length but it is very significant; electric race cars need to be charged and it is a challenge to have the right infrastructure at race tracks, particularly temporary street circuits.
“Together with our partners at Schneider Electric, we have developed a solution to charge a race car literally anywhere in the world. This, along with the TMG EV P002 powertrain, represents a major step forward for electric motorsport.”
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