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Mitsubishi i-MiEV for Pikes Peak

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    The i-MiEV Prototype will use the same EV components as the current production i-MiEV.

Mitsubishi will enter the electric i-MiEV Prototype in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb...

...in the US.

The Pikes Peak event is an annual automobile and motorcycle hill climb to the 4300 metre summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, with entrants covering an elevation difference of almost 1500 metres.

The i-MiEV Prototype is a prototype based on MMC's all-electric i-MiEV model, the first 100 per cent electric vehicle (EV) to go into mass production which is already on the road in Australia, Japan, Europe and North America, with plans to expand to other markets.

The i-MiEV Prototype is to be driven by Hiroshi Masuoka, in many parts of the world known as a legendary race driver.

During the course of decades of racing success, Masuoka took on the brutal Dakar Rally 21 times, winning it consecutively in 2002 and 2003, driving Mitsubishi Pajero and PajeroEvolution models respectively.

The i-MiEV Prototype will use the same EV components as the current production i-MiEV.

Mitsubishi wil use the data it gathers to enhance the durability and reliability of pure EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs, which it will be bringing to market in the near future.

 

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