If you’re a true petrolhead, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a bucket-list event. Apart from a blissful celebration of more than a century of motoring, the official timed run up the 1,86 km hill attracts a lot of attention. This year, not one but two electric cars topped the timing sheets. Second fastest was the NIO EP9 1 000 kw racer that holds the outright Nürburgring record for production cars. First-placed was Volkswagen’s I.D. R Pikes Peak, which smashed the all-time record at – as the name suggests – Pikes Peak three weeks prior. The I.D. R weighs only 1 100 kg and is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, delivering a combined 510 kw and 649 N.m. That is good enough for a 0-96 km/h sprint time of just 2,25 seconds. Never again talk about electric cars as “milk floats”.