With much anticipation, the all-electric VW I.D. R race car set off yesterday on the breathtaking Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In a field of race cars with conventional drivetrains, the I.D. R finished first. It not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also bettered the all-time record from 2013 – by a full 16 seconds. Watch the record-breaking race here.