Beccy Gordon to pilot Mistubishi i at 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Mitsubishi Enters i Electric Vehicle at Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi has joined the electric vehicle band wagon with its entry of a near-stock Mitsubishi i at Pikes Peak.

Mitsubishi Motors will be entering a pair of 2012 Mitsubishi i racing cars in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event: an essentially stock version of the electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i (to be driven by Beccy Gordon – see more info below) along with an advanced race-spec version of the electric vehicle (EV), the Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype (to be driven by two-time Paris-Dakar Rally champion, Hiroshi Masuoka).

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype race car features an enhanced Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and braking system. Engineers and researchers from Mitsubishi Motors and numerous EV component and systems suppliers will be on hand to record and analyze data from both cars entered in the 2012 Pikes Peak event, using the challenging race as an important R&;D exercise to further the advancement of the current Mitsubishi i production vehicle as well as for future EVs, Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) models.

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Hi Keith, thanks for the mention. I hadn't seen it. Pikes Peak is such an important race and so technically challenging. Nicolas

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