Driven by Ralf Kelleners, the student-designed prototype completed the 20.8 km (12.9 mile) long course in just 8 minutes and 42.72 seconds.

The Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has announced the Electric RaceAbout (E-RA) has set a new street-legal electric vehicle lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Driven by Ralf Kelleners, the student-designed prototype completed the 20.8 km (12.9 mile) long course in 8 minutes and 42.72 seconds. This means it was slower than the Toyota EV P001, but faster than the Peugeot EX1 which did the same task in 9 minutes and 1.3 seconds.

As previously reported, the E-RA has a 33 kWh lithium-titanate battery which powers four-electric motors that develop a peak output of 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) and 3,200 Nm (2,360 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 1,700 kg (3,747 lb) prototype to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in six seconds, hit a top speed of 244 km (152 mph) and travel approximately 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge.

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