Volkswagen with an incredible challenge to announce the arrival of the era of the United States electric travel

7 minutes and 38.585 seconds, today (September 2) afternoon, the French driver Romain Dumas driving the Volkswagen electric Car ID.R completed the first US “Tianmenshan 99 bends “summit.

As one of the “most challenging global road”, the United States Tianmen mountain road with steep circled, rIsing sharply from 200 meters above sea level to an altitude of 1,300 meters end, competition channel length 10.906 km.

The total of the whole track bends 99, wherein a large number of extremely narrow hairpin, DR includes not only requires the handling and are extremely clever pressure, but it needs to be able to quickly short sprint between the chicane.

only in the face of the turning radius of 6 meters narrowest corners, Romain Dumas cornering only at 20 km / h; however, when driving the high-speed link, hIs speed of more than 200 km / h.

Previously, ID.R the United States has created a tournament record with Pikes Peak International Challenge Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in the UK, and Germany Nurburgring North Central the new electric Car category track record.

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets told Automobile interface for Tianmenshan unique road ,, ID.R the same time break the record last year Pikes Peak aerodynamic package, large rear wing generate maximum downforce.

ID.R lithium battery consIsts of eight modules, each horizontal group of inclusion batteries 56, as can be provided at short sprint high output power, and give full play to the maximum power ID.R up to 500 kW (680 hp).

Volkswagen Motorsport glycerol innovative ultra low emIssion power generator of ID.R, while relying on regenerative braking power added gallop.

a member of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Board of Management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand American CEO Feng SiDr. John said: “ThIs Is a spectacular mountain Wei, Volkswagen and ID.R again completed an incredible challenge demonstrates the strength of Volkswagen in electric field trips, but also depict very pure electric excitement. . travel future “

informed that the Car interface, ID family’s first production models Will hit the United States in 2020 – and the challenge Tianmenshan Volkswagen race Is the layout of its first electric Empire “American warm-up.”

According to 2025 public announcement of the electrification strategy, then the manufacturer Will produce about 100,000 Cars in the world MEB (excluding sIster brand).

and by 2025, thIs figure Will grow to 100 million units. “100 million units of new energy vehicles Will be about two-thirds Will be sold in the United States.”

as an important part of the Volkswagen Group’s electrification strategy, MEB platform Is considered to be the enterprIse whereby the cornerstone of the offensive launched electric vehicles on a global scale. The latter Is designed for electric vehicles Volkswagen Group designed a modular manufacturing platform.

VW Group, said, MEB has establIshed two factories in the United States, located in Foshan, Guangdong and New York Anting, by the manufacturer in U.S., joint ventures New York Volkswagen and FAW – Volkswagen operators respectively .

where new energy vehicles SAIC Volkswagen factory Is located in New York Anting, the total project investment 17 billion yuan, plans to put into operation in 2020, planning an annual capacity of 300,000.

For the Volkswagen brand, with I.D., I.D. CROZZ, I.D. BUZZ and I.D. VIZZION, the manufacturers have introduced four I.D. prototypes. Future, based on the four concept Cars derived from the production model Will constitute I.D. family.

without official confirmed News Is that in 2020, US production of ID. SUV models Is likely to be a product.