After the "dieselgate" scandal, in order to promote a greener image, Volkswagen removed itself from most top-level motorsport competition, including ending its WRC campaign. Dr. Welsch is the member of VW's board responsible for development. "It poses an enormous challenge and is therefore perfectly suited to proving the capabilities of upcoming technologies". "Our electric race auto will be equipped with an innovative battery and drive technology". The fastest time on record up the mountain was set by Sébastien Loeb in a Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer running the unlimited class back in 2013. "Our team is literally electrified about taking on this incredible challenge", Smeets continued. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is 12.4 miles long, with a almost 5,000-foot climb to top out at a maximum elevation of over 14,000 feet above sea level. "It is high time for a rematch", Smeets continued.
The race has been held each year since 1916 near Colorado Springs, Colorado and the course is 12.4 miles long and has 156 turns.
The record VW are gunning for will be to beat the 8 minute, 57.118 second time set by Rhys Millen in his e0 PP100 past year. "The extreme stress test on Pikes Peak will give us important findings that will benefit future development, and it will showcase our products and their technologies". VW is using the project as more of a branding exercise to show that it has what it takes to compete in the electric segment.
Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths
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Bring Amazon Alexa into your auto with new Garmin Speak
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Trump threatens NBC's license over 'fake news' report
Trump's reported interest in massively increasing America's nuclear arsenal also drew widespread criticism, despite his denials. Constitution. "Fake [NBC News] made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our United States nuclear arsenal".
Huckabee Sanders on Frederica Wilson: 'All Hat, No Cattle'
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Wenger: Sanchez, Ozil could leave Arsenal in January
When asked specifically about Ozil's future at the club, the Frenchman replied: "It is my understanding [that he wants to stay ]". Wenger then praised Jack Wishere who is knocking on the first-team door after spending last season on loan at Bournemouth.