Mitsubishi Wins Pikes Peak EV Division

Mitsubishi took the first two steps of the podium of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s Electric Modified Division.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) entered two MiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars, which the company said combine the best of MMC’s electric vehicle (EV) and four-wheel drive control technologies, in the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 edition of the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The famous race was held at Pikes Peak, June 23 to June 29 in Colorado.

Race Day was held yesterday, Sunday June 29, and after posting the fastest time of 9 minutes 8 seconds 188, Greg Tracy won the Electric Modified Division honors and 2nd overall. Meanwhile, Hiroshi Masuoka set a time of 9 minutes 12 seconds 204, finishing 2nd in the division and 3rd overall, dominating the Electric Modified Division.

MMC stated these Race Day results and the performance of the cars during the event speak volumes about the advanced level of MMC’s EV and four-wheel drive control technologies.

Electric Modified Division Results:

Position       Driver                           Vehicle                                              Time

1                    Greg Tracy                   MiEV Evolution III                         9:08.188

2                    Hiroshi Masuoka       MiEV Evolution III                         9:12.204

3                    Tajima Nobuhiro       E-RUNNER Pikes Peak Special    9:43.900

4                    Ikuo Hanawa              HER-02                                             12:18.019

5                    Janis Horeliks             2014 Tesla Roadster 360               12:57.536