Peugeot’s incredible EX1 concept might be an electric car, but it’s not designed to save the world. It is designed to be fast! And with an official quarter-mile record of 12.67.54 seconds, it is fast indeed. The car broke its own previous records in China, also setting a 1/8 mile record of 7.08.62. EX1 has also achieved a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 3.49 seconds but it’s not official.
Driven by China’s most popular blogger among the country’s urban youth, Han Han, the 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 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 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 vehicle