Gearing up to the Peaks ! MITSUBISHI MOTORS PIKES PEAK CHALLENGE – They are are ready!!!
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), will enter two all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the Electric Class of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb(1). MMC will be aiming for victory in the Electric Class with the i-MiEV Evolution, a specially-prepared competition version based on the i all-electric vehicle(2). MMC is also entering a regular production i in the event.
– Enter the i-MiEV Evolution
The i-MiEV Evolution uses the same motor, drive battery and other major components asthe production i and has been developed in cooperation with several partner companies including Meidensha Corporation and GS Yuasa Corporation. The i-MiEV Evolution has been developed to showcase MMC’s advanced EV control and EV component technologies. MMC will use the technical knowhow garnered through the i-MiEV Evolution’s development and usage for the development of future EV models with superior durability and reliability.
– All-pro Team
Driving the i-MiEV Evolution in the Pikes Peak event and also serving as team manager will be Mr. Hiroshi Masuoka-the first Japanese driver to post consecutive overall victories in the Dakar Rally. The Mitsubishi i will be piloted by Ms. Beccy Gordon, a winner in the Score International Off-RoadRacing Series.
I. Mitsubishi Motors 2012 Pikes Peak Challenge Team