Toyota Motorsport has announced plans to attempt to set a new record for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has announced plans to attempt to set a new record for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The company didn't mention what car they would use but hinted it would be a two-seater that is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph).

According to Ludwig Zeller, TMG's General Manager of Electrics and Electronics, "TMG has developed a very robust and reliable electric powertrain, which has been proven in several products already. Our lap record attempt brings together this knowledge and it should clearly show the great potential of high-performance electric powertrains."

As we have previously reported, the Peugeot EX1 concept currently holds the EV record with a time of 9 minutes and 1.338 seconds.

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