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Will Brands Hatch be the Nurburgring for EV record runs?

British e-mobility specialist claims 7 lap records


Will Brands Hatch, former site of the British Grand Prix, become for electric vehicles what the Nurburgring is for those powered by petroleum?

British “E-mobility” specialist Move Electric and the track recently announced seven electric-vehicle speed records set on the track’s 1.2-mile Indy Circuit which usually hosts the British Touring Car Championship races. 

Records set in 7 classes of electric vehicles

The records set were:

Electric production car: Tesla Model 3 RWD, 1:07.77 (65 mph lap average speed)

Electric van: Citroen e-Disptach Pro XL, 1:11.48 (61 mph)

Electric moped: Silences 501 Connected, 1:29.03 (49 mph)

Classic EV conversion: Lunaz Rolls-royce Phantom V, 2:07.04 (34 mph)

Prototype electric skateboard: Apex Predator, 3:01.35 (24 mph)

E-bike: Gocycle G4, 3:19.44 (22 mph)

E-scooter: Perry eHopper P4, 5:10.03 (14 mph)

E-mobility is a broad church and Move Electric wanted to celebrate the incredible diversity of vehicles available by setting lap records on the same asphalt used by Touring Cars, Superbikes and even, in the past, Formula 1 racers,” said Move Electric editor James Attwood.

“What it showed was just how capable, rapid and fun the latest generation of electric vehicles can be – and there really is something for everyone. 

“If you thought Nigel Mansell was brave hustling a turbocharged F1 car around Brands,” he added, “imagine the commitment required to lap on an electric skateboard!”

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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