Toyota Smash Nordschleife Electric Record by 25 Seconds

by Vince Pettit

The record for the fastest electric lap around the 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany has been beaten once again by Toyota with their TMG EV P002.

Jochen Krumbach took the TMG motorsport-tuned electric powertrain driven car around the ‘Green Hell’ in a time of 7 minutes 22.329 seconds, breaking the previous record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds.

The new record follows on from the performance at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the United States which saw it take on the hill in record breaking pace.

“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” said Ludwig Zeller, TMG General Manager Electrics and Electronics.

“Pikes Peak was a clear illustration of the improvements and we have now reinforced that at the Nürburgring. But 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.”

The TMG DC Quick Charger has been developed in partnership with Schneider Electric to bring a reliable power source for charging to locations that may not have access to grid power. The unique battery-to-battery technology delivers high levels of power to a battery-based electric car without additional installation or infrastructure, making it the perfect solution for motorsport.

“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.”

TMG EV P002 Technical Specifications
Top Speed
Maximum Torque
Maximum Power
Maximum Revs
Electric Motor
2 axial flux
2 x TMG inverters
Gear Ratio
Single-reduction gearing
Lithium ceramic
Battery Capacity
42 kWh
Charging Technology
Off-board DC charging

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