It will not be de fastest entrant, but it might be one of the coolest. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced to enter the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an i-MiEV Prototype. The car is based on the normal all-electric i-MiEV model but will feature a special body.

The legendary competition is an annual automobile and motorcycle event which includes a race to the 4,300 meter summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Hiroshi Masuoka, a two times Dakar Rally winner, has the great honor to drive the electric prototype through the challenging course. The i-MiEV Prototype will use the same EV components as the current production i-MiEV. Mitsubishi will use the data obtained through its participation in the event 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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Tim is currently working in international motorsports and found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Let's get electrified!

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