Mitsubishi i-MiEV all-electric prototype race car coming to 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Article by Christian A., on March 2, 2012

Mitsubishi intends to enter the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an all-electric prototype racecar based on its production i-MiEV electric car. On July 8, the i-MiEV Prototype will be driven at Pikes Peak by Hiroshi Masuoka, a two-time winner of the Dakar Rally. The racecar is not in any way similar to the egg-shaped five-door hatchback that was produced in Japan since 2009.

The i-MiEV Prototype is a purpose-built closed-cockpit single-seater design for maximum downforce. Mitsubishi said that the same EV drive components used on the prototype racer will make it to the production i-MiEV, which is offered in the U.S. as the Mitsubishi i.

The company said that the company will use information from the event to improve the durability and reliability of pure EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs so that it could go to the entire market.

The contingent for Mitsubishi's Pikes Peak contingent will include engineers from its own development department, as well as representatives from its supplier partners on batteries, motors and other electric-drive components.

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