2nd place at Pikes Peak for the Mitsubishi i MiEV Evo

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution 2nd-Place At 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Not too bad for Mitsubishi’s first try at tackling the illustrious Pikes Peak, with a second electric vehicle place. This means good news for the future of electric cars from the company.

The specially made Evo that I witnessed at the Mitsubishi Owners Day MOD 2012 did very well considering its first outing at none other than the difficult Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. At 12.42 mile long, cars have to corner 156 curves uphill. Mitsubishi’s i MiEV Evo scored second under the Electric Vehicle class with a lap time of 10 minutes, 30.850 seconds. But the i MiEV Evo scored an impressive scratch win, it also placed 8th overall against 170 vehicles entered in this year's Pikes Peak event. Can you spell electric cars are here to stay?

Electric Cars Enter The Racing Scene. It’s funny to think that a few years ago, electric car naysayers would say electric motors couldn’t handle hills. If the Mitsubishi i MiEV Evo is to prove anything, it’s certainly that electric motors have no problem climbing hills and that they are now challenging gasoline cars.

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