Toyota’s racing unit has conquered the Nuburgring track with a fully-electric racing car completing the 12.8 mile loop, lovingly called the Green Hell, in fewer than 10 minutes.

The battery-powered car whirring like an artist’s drill knocked off 25 seconds from the record that had been set nearly two years ago by the TMG EV 002 jockeyed by Jochen Krumbach. Though in the production department Toyota remains devoted to hybrids, not electric vehicles, the automaker admits that its racing efforts and its electric runs up Pikes Peak each year help the Japanese carmaker improve its green vehicle technology.

Filed under: Toyota Green Tech

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