The all electric Peugeot EX1 Concept car has already set several records in France in September 2010 and now has continued its record breaking streak by setting more records in China. The Chinese city of Chengdu was the location for the car to break its own previous records set back in September at Montlhery, France.
Driven by China's most popular blogger among the country's urban youth, Han Han, the Peugeot EX1 smashed the previous 1/8 mile and ¼ mile records set in September, with times of 7.08.62 and 12.67.54 seconds respectively. Both of the record times have been certified and will be approved by the Chinese Auto Sports Federation which validates the quality and accuracy of the measurements made.
The Peugeot EX1's previous record breaking driver, Nicolas Vanier, was also in China and he achieved another unofficial record for 0 to 100 km/h, in 3.49 seconds. He also demonstrated the incredible power and acceleration of the Peugeot EX1 by recording longitudinal acceleration of 1G, over a total sprint of 39 metres.
This series of records represents a world benchmark in terms of acceleration for an electric vehicle and testifies to the advanced, high-tech know-how of Peugeot when it comes to alternative propulsion vehicles.Published 22 December 2010