Nürburgring Nordschleife EV

Electric Vehicle Lap Times

Timing one lap of driving on the Nürburgring Nordschleife provides a good measure of car performance, including acceleration, top speed, cornering and general handling.

The race track Nürburgring is located in Deutschland about 80 km south of Köln. It consists of two separate race tracks:

The Nordschleife is located just north of the Grand Prix circuit. It is open for public access to drive one round after payment of ticket. These tourist drives (DE: Touristenfahrten) are a popular way for private people to test their own car on a racetrack. Many drivers are on the track at the same time. The length of the tourist drive is nearly a full lap of Nordschleife except for a section at entry and exit points. The time measured is known as a Bridge-To-Gantry (BTG) time = full lap - 1.7 km = 19.1 km.

For a proper full lap test a company will rent the whole Nordschleife racetrack to do solo test of the complete lap (20.8 km). Lap times are sometimes measured 200 m shorter (20.6 km) due to safety reason.

The table below covers lap times only for electric vehicles.

Date Car BTG
Full Lap
Video Link
2017-05-12 NextEv NIO EP9 ~6:23
(= Full - 23s)
6:45.900 Onboard video
2016-10-14 NextEv NIO EP9 ~6:40
(= Full - 25s)
7:05.120 Onboard video Teaser video
2012-08-xx Toyota TMG EV P002
7:22.32 Onboard video Intro video
2015-05-22 Electric RaceAbout (E-RA)
(20.6 km)
Onboard video
2013-06-06 Mercedes
SLS AMG Electric Drive
(= Full - 26s)
7:56.234 Onboard video Review
2012-06-26 Audi R8 E-Tron
8:09.099 Onboard video Video,
Tech intro
2011-04-27 Peugeot EX1
9:01.34 Video Article
2015-07-23 Tesla S P85D,
amateur driver
8:50 ~9:20
(= BTG + 30s)
Onboard video
2010-04-xx Mini E (2010), 150 kW

Video Prep video
2015-06-xx VW E-Golf (2015), 85 kW,
amateur driver
10:50 ~11:34
(= BTG + 44s)
Onboard video
2013-06-30 Smart Fortwo electric drive, 30 kW,
amateur driver
10:56 ~11:47
(= BTG + 51s)
Onboard video
2013-08-xx Renault Zoé, Q90, 66 kW,
amateur driver
11:18 ~12:02
(= BTG + 44s)
Onboard video

With the record 2017-05-12 by NIO EP9, the EP9 made a lap time faster that any road legal car. The previous fastest car was the gasoline car Lamborghini Huracán LP 640-4 Performante with 6:52.01 on 2016-10-05.

List of Nordschleife lap times for all cars.

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Edited: 2017-12-03