The Volkswagen I.D. R crushed the hill. Pikes Peak has a new record holder and it belongs to an electric sports car. With a time of just 7:57, Romain Dumas and the VW silent assassin have entered the record books. Is this just the beginning?
An electric vehicle is perfectly suited to the extreme conditions presented by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The air is thin. Temperatures fluctuate. This 14,115 peak in Colorado can play serious games with internal combustion engines. A battery pack and a set of electric motors are the right tools for the job, it would seem.
Will Pikes Peak prove to be the playground for more EV race cars in the coming years?