Thursday, May 2, 2013
A look at DriveEO's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb electric car entry
By saying this I suspect they are looking to win the race outright: "So far no electric car has won the event outright but they are becoming a force to be reckoned with. "
Describing the car, they say: "Utilising years of experience in motorsport engineering, eO has designed a tubular spaceframe prototype with a bought-in carbon fibre body kit. The PP01 chassis features an innovative 400 kW all-wheel electric drive architecture which makes it a worthy contender."
“We know our technology is capable of breaking the current Pikes Peak record,” says eO chief engineer Andris Dambis, “but there is an incredibly tight field battling it out this year. We therefore acknowledge the unpredictable nature of the event but nevertheless aim to showcase previously unseen electric vehicle capabilities. That is the spirit at eO.”
The team is planning to do extensive testing in May before shipping the car to Colorado for the race. They are located in Latvia.