Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has set a lap time of Germany’s Nürburgring in 7 minutes 22.329 seconds, over 25 seconds quicker than its previous record run set in August 2011. Once again, Jochen Krumbach piloted TMG’s EV P002 to the title of fastest lap of the ‘Ring in an electric vehicle.

The vehicle in question is no slouch. Based on a Radical chassis, its two axial flux motors develop 350 kW (roughly equivalent to 470 hp) and an impressive 900 Nm of torque to push it to a top speed of 255 km/h.

With limited access to power grids, how do you keep an electric car charged at the race track? The EV P002 features off-board battery-to-battery charging technology in the form of the TMG DC Quick Charger, which was co-developed with Schneider Electric.

Mounted in the rear of a Toyota Hiace van, the Quick Charger makes use of Schneider Electric’s EVlink technology and includes a 42 kWh lithium-ion battery which can be charged directly from the AC power grid.

“Since our Nürburgring record last year, we have developed our electric powertrain to deliver more power, more consistently, over a longer distance by managing the temperature of batteries, motors and inverter,” said TMG electrics and electronics general manager Ludwig Zeller. “Pikes Peak was a clear illustration of the improvements and we have now reinforced that at the Nürburgring.”

“Together with our partners at Schneider Electric, we have developed a solution to charge a race car literally anywhere in the world,” he said of the TMG DC Quick Charger, adding that it “represented a major step forward for electric motorsport.”