Posts Tagged: Pikes Peak

VW electric racer breaks records at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Since 1916, automakers have been subjecting their new vehicles to arduous slopes and punishing high-altitude conditions in the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb race. The “Race to the Clouds” climbs 4,720 feet in a little over 12 miles. Several EVs, which of course don’t have the problems with thinner air that fossil fuel racers do,… Read more »

VW electric racer to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as the Race to the Clouds, is a demanding race has become something of a showplace for electric racing – several EV startups have distinguished themselves there, including Lightning Motorcycles, Rimac and Faraday Future. Last October, Volkswagen announced that it was developing an electric race car… Read more »

Lightning Motorcycles makes history at Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne and Lightning Motorcycles made history at this year’s Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, as their electric motorcycle was the fastest two-wheeled vehicle to make it to the top, the first time an EV has beaten its gas-powered competitors on the 12.42-mile “Race to the Clouds.” The 500 lb, 200 hp “Flying Banana” finished in… Read more »

VIDEO: Monster Sport reveals Pikes Peak Special electric racer

  The field for the Electric Class of the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place July 3-8, gets wilder every day. A pair of Mitsubishis and a converted BMW will be fearsome competitors, but this week Team APEV (Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles) stole the spotlight as it revealed its… Read more »

VIDEO: EV West’s converted BMW M3

The electric class for this year’s “Race to the Clouds,” which takes place July 8, promises to be quite interesting, with big-name drivers Beccy Gordon and Hiroshi Matuoka driving two different versions of the Mitsubishi i, and Pikes Peak legend Nobuhiro Tajima driving Team APEV’s custom EV. The latest addition to the field is a… Read more »