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Pikes Peak

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Electric cars and racing can make strange bedfellows. The purpose of electric cars is to save energy. Racing, whether it uses gasoline or electrons, is a spectacle of speed—conservation takes a backseat. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen's ID R Pikes Peak race car shows why you should care about electric car racing As electric cars have gained a foothold in public consciousness—and as automakers try to strengthen that foothold—we've seen more electric cars involved in racing. Volkswagen tackled Pikes Peak with an electric hill-climb car last month and shattered the course record. The...

  • 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car
    Volkswagen targets Pikes Peak with electric-car tech from future models

    The next Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race is eight months away still, so a press release on a carmaker's entry into next June's event comes out of left field. But for Volkswagen, it's another small step to underscore its major commitment to battery-electric vehicles as its two-year-old...

  • Faraday Future FF 91 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run
    Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

    Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The troubled company not only took home a victory, but it also claimed a new record in the process. The FF 91...

  • Rhys Millen and the eO PP03 at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Electric Cars Take Top Two Spots At Pikes Peak Hill-Climb Race

    Electric cars finished first and second at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

  • Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Pikes Peak Electric Car Contenders: How They Finished

    News at the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was dominated by nine-times World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb's domination in the Peugeot 208 T16, setting a stunning time of 8:13.878 up the fully-paved mountain course. But further down the field, a host of electric entrants were...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II electric race car
    Mitsubishi Electric Race Car To Tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb Once Again

    Mitsubishi caused a stir at last year's Pikes Peak hill climb with its electric i-MiEV Evolution race car, and the team is returning this year to challenge for overall honors. While last year's racer was loosely based on the i-MiEV or 'i' electric road car, the new MiEV Evolution II makes no such...

  • Toyota Motorsports EV P002 Pikes Peak electric hill climb car

    Over the weekend, the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place, pushing cars and drivers to the limit on the 12.42-mile course. For years, the event has been dominated by purpose-built gasoline-powered hill climb cars, but at this year’s event two all-electric cars placed in the top 10 overall. Rescheduled to August after devastating wildfires in Colorado prevented the event from happening in July as originally planned, this year’s event welcomed seven all-electric race cars to the 156-turn course. Winning the electric car category and placing sixth overall was the TMG...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution crashes during Pikes Peak practice
    Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Cars At Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    If racing improves the breed, then the next generation of Mitsubishi's electric cars could be a significant step up from the humble Mitsubishi 'i' sold today. The 'i' itself is the focus of Mitsubishi's efforts at this year's Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, where a production-spec car and a...

  • TMG EV P0002
    Toyota Enters Electric Car Into Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    This year’s annual Pikes Peak hill climb is shaping up to be something pretty spectacular for electric vehicle fans. After last year’s race, which saw the all-electric Yokohama HER-02 set a new course with a time of 12 minutes and 20 seconds, we’ve seen official entries already...

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution Pikes Peak racer
    Mitsubishi Reveals Its Crazy Pikes Peak i-MiEV Electric Racer

    We've already brought you news of Mitsubishi's two challengers for this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb, but now the Japanese firm has revealed its purpose-built prototype, set to take to the stage on July 8. While a largely stock Mitsubishi i will be driven up the hill by Beccy Gordon, racing-driver...

  • EV West's electric BMW M3
    EV West Enters Electric BMW M3 In Pikes Peak Hillclimb

    It isn't just big manufacturers like Nissan and Mitsubishi that enter the famous Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado--plenty of individuals and independent teams take part each year too. This year, Electric Vehicle West, or EV West, is entering a converted electric car into the event, based on a...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i
    2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car To Climb Pikes Peak, In Stock & Race Versions

    The hills are alive with the sound of... well, very little, if this year's Pikes Peak hill climb will be anything to go by. Electric cars are no stranger to the hill, with Nissan entering a Leaf and Summit Motorsports setting a new electric car record in last year's event. Mitsubishi announced last...

  • Yokohama/ACPropulsion Pikes-Peak Hill-Climb Vehicle

    For the past week or so the famous Pikes Peak in Colorado has rung with the sound of cars and motorcycles climbing the 12.42 mile course to its 14,110 foot summit. But yesterday for a few minutes, the mountain was a little quieter as an electric car climbed the summit, completing the would-renowned hill-climb course in a breathtaking 12 minutes and 20 seconds breaking the course record for an electric car which it set the previous year. Sponsored by tire firm Yokohama, the open-wheel Summit Motorsports race car powered by an AC Propulsion drivetrain showed the world that while General...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Standard 2011 Electric Nissan Leaf To Climb Pike's Peak

    The all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf will be joining the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th. But, surprisingly it won't be the race-modified Nismo Leaf RC. Instead, the 2011 Leaf, driven by veteran Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord, will be a car fresh off the factory...

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