Latvian racing team Drive eO returns to the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with 1368 hp EV

The eO PP03 has 1020 kW (1368 hp) and 2160 Nm of torque, which with weight of 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) translates to nearly 1.2 hp/kg.

4/29/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

Latvian team Drive eO returns with the all-electric 1 MW racing car that was designed with one purpose in mind  - to become the first all-electric winner at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015.

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The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be held in the United States of America on June 28, 2015.

And you know what?The eO PP03 has all chances to win this coming battle.

The third-generation vehicle has a powerful 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is propelled by six YASA-400 electric motors with in-house developed eO controllers.

Such package provides a peak power of an impressive 1020 kW, peak torque of 2160 Nm and could reach 260 km/h. The kerb weight is targeted at just 1200 kg.

The eO PP03 has 1020 kW (1368 hp) and 2160 Nm of torque, which with weight of 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) translates to nearly 1.2 hp/kg.

Specifications

All-wheel-drive system; Six YASA-400 electric motors with eO controllers; Peak power 1020 kW / peak torque 2160 Nm; 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with BMS; Single reduction gear / limited slip axle differentials; Steel tubular spaceframe with carbon fibre body; Electrically assisted power steering; 4-way adjustable shock absorbers; Ventilated brake discs Ø378 mm front / Ø330 mm rear; 320/710 R18 slick tyres / 13” × 18” wheels; Kerb weight: 1200 kg; Top speed: 260 km/h (161mph).

A few words about the Drive eO company

Drive eO is an engineering company specialised in the design and manufacture of electric and hybrid electric prototype vehicles. The eO PPO is a result of years of development. The Latvian based company was the first to enter and complete the demanding Dakar Rally with a hybrid/electric vehicle. This project was followed by the creation of eO PP01, a purpose built fully electric prototype race car to participate at the  Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition.

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Last year, they were the first to enter this race with a modified Tesla Roadster.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor racing event in the United States of America. The race is run on a challenging twenty-kilometre (12.42 miles) course with 156 turns. It begins at 2,862 metre elevation (9,390 feet) and finishes at the 4,301 metre (14,110 feet) summit of the Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado Springs.

The eO PP03 is currently being assembled at the workshop in Ogresgala Pagasts, near Latvia’s capital city Riga, and is expected to undergo first testing in May. The experienced driver piloting the one megawatt electric race car will be announced in April. The race takes place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Colorado Springs, USA.

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Kristaps Dambis, project director at Drive eO, said: “We are hugely excited about building world’s first one megawatt electric race 3851.jpgcar. We have built the car from the ground up and the majority of the components and design has been constructed in-house. We know that racing with a state-of-the-art vehicle comes along with new challenges, but we are well prepared after our Dakar Rally adventure and two previous participations in the race at Pikes Peak. With great pride we’ll soon present the vehicle to the public and hopefully it will surprise everyone. Winning the event is our goal.”

At which preparation stage eO PP03 is?

The eO PP03 is currently being assembled at the workshop in Ogresgala Pagasts, near Latvia’s capital city Riga, and is expected to undergo first testing in May.  

The race takes place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Colorado Springs, USA.

Seems that not much time left,is it?Huh?

Let's start our countdown and wait for mere two months to see who'll be the winner of the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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