Toyota Motorsport has continued its record-breaking success with its EV P002 by setting a new electric record on the renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.
Using an electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of seven minutes 22.329 seconds, breaking the electric record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds. Each lap is 20.8km.
This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG's electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.
As with the Pikes Peak success, TMG's latest electric milestone used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology.
The TMG DC Quick Charger was developed in partnership with Schneider Electric GmbH to meet the challenge of recharging an electric race car at tracks without reliable access to grid power.
Mounted in the rear of a Toyota Hiace van, the TMG DC Quick Charger uses Schneider Electric's EV Link technology and includes a 42kWh lithium ion battery, which can be charged direct from the AC power grid.
After an overnight charge, the TMG DC Quick Charger is able to quickly deliver high levels of power to a battery-based electric car without additional installation or infrastructure, making it the perfect solution for electric motorsport.
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. It’s a major step forward for electric motorsport."
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