Nissan made history at Le Mans this morning with the revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC recording the first ever all electric lap of Le Mans.
GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip was at the wheel as the ZEOD RC completed an entire 8.5-mile lap powered by a pair of 110 kW electric motors rotating at 40,000rpm during the morning warm-up.
The Nissan ZEOD RC previously hit its first target during Thursday evening qualifying when it topped 300km/h on the Mulsanne Straight on electric power only with Japanese driver Satoshi Motoyama at the wheel.
Inaugural GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez will join Reip and Motoyama in driving the car in the Le Mans 24 Hours that starts at 3:00pm local time today.
The Nissan ZEOD RC is occupying “Garage 56” at Le Mans – an additional entry reserved by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for cars showcasing new an innovative technology.
“It is a huge thrill for me to become the first ever driver to complete an all-electric lap of Le Mans – especially since this is my debut at the race,” Reip said.