VW new electric race car to compete in the Pikes Peak

VW new electric race car to compete in the Pikes Peak

March 20, 2018

VW new electric race car to compete in the Pikes Peak

Volkswagen unveils electric race car built to compete in the Pikes Peak.

Volkswagen all-electric prototype racing car, named I.D. R Pikes Peak, will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24 in Colorado.



The four-wheel-drive racing car points to the sporting potential of the I.D. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport.

VW Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Development, Dr. Frank Welsch, said:

“We want to be at the forefront of electro-mobility with Volkswagen and the I.D. family. Competing in the most famous hillclimb in the world with the I.D. R Pikes Peak is a valuable test for the general development of electric cars.”

Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, adds:

“Pikes Peak is without question the most iconic hillclimb in the world. The I.D. R project represents a fantastic opportunity for Volkswagen to change the conversation about e-mobility, both emotionally and from a sporting perspective.”



The German brand plans to offer more than 20 fully-electric cars by 2025. Manufacture of the first production model of the I.D. family is scheduled to start at the end of 2019 in Zwickau, Germany.

source Volkswagen

 

By | 2018-03-20T11:35:19+00:00 Mar 20, 2018|Categories: Vehicles|Tags: , |

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