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VW ID R used a quarter the energy of a gas car for Nürburgring lap

Two months ago, Volkswagen announced it had obliterated the previous EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its ID R time-attack special. Two months later, after crunching all of the data, the ID R also lays claim to the most efficient lap ever performed. The ID R used only a quarter the energy of gas-powered cars with similar performance when setting its lap record. In battery energy terms, the electric motors only used 24.7 kilowatt hours worth of energy. For some reference, that’s about the amount of energy a…

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