Supporting Volkswagen's e-strategy in China, the ID.R travels to the Far East to set yet another milestone for electric cars.


With the legendary hill climb on Pikes Peak, the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, and the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed under its belt, the fully-electric Volkswagen ID.R is not content to rest on its laurels.

The sports car will take on its next record attempt in September. The ID.R will set a target time on Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road in China. The goal for this extraordinary outing in the Far East is to set another milestone for electric cars and, in doing so, to support Volkswagen's e-strategy in China, which is really picking up speed this year. By 2035, Volkswagen intends to increase the percentage of e-cars within its annual deliveries in China to 50%.

Following the record-breaking outings in U.S.A and Europe, Volkswagen has now turned its attention to the important, growing market in China. Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road in China is a spectacular mountain road, which climbs up the 1,519m Tianmen Mountain via 99 corners. Incredibly narrow, incredibly steep, and extremely winding - this road is a real challenge. Starting at 200m above sea level, it snakes its way along steep rock faces to a height of 1,300m and the so-called 'Heaven's Gate'. The ID.R will do pioneering work in September 2019 - never before has Tianmen Mountain hosted this kind of challenge.