The Volkswagen ID.R electric race car is set to defend its title at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 4 to 7 July.

Last year, Romain Dumas, at the wheel of the fully-electric race car, set a new record for electric vehicles at the prestigious race in the South of England. The Frenchman completed the 1.86km route of the Goodwood Hillclimb in just 43.86 seconds - the fastest time for 15 years.

A mere five weeks after breaking the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the ID.R - the sporty spearhead of the ID. family of fully-electric production vehicles - is ready to take on its next challenge.

"The electric drivetrain heralds a new era in production vehicles. Volkswagen is making an important contribution to this development with the ID. range, which is due to be launched soon," says Dr. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for Technical Development.

"The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a fascinating bridge between the past, present and future of the automobile. As such, it is the perfect stage, on which to demonstrate the performance of Volkswagen's electric technology."