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WATCH: VW's all-electric I.D racecar

2019-06-27 19:00
vw id r racer

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On the Nurburgring track's legendary North Loop, Volkswagen set out to break a record with its zero-emissions all-electric I.D R racecar.

Drive It tagged along with the crew, careful not to break their intense concentration.

The new ID, headed for production in Zwickau at the end of the year, will play a pioneering role: As the Group’s first electric car it will be CO2 neutral throughout the entire life cycle "if the customer consistently charges with green power," says VW.

'The greatest challenge'

Regarding the manufacturing phase alone, the carbon footprint of the I.D will be improved by more than 1 million tons of CO2 per year. This is roughly the climate impact of a coal- fired power plant that supplies 300 000 households with electricity.
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