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Megawatt PP03 Car Prevails at Pikes Peak

June 30, 2015 in Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Drive eO’s PP03 Six-Motor Battery Car Climbs the Hill Fastest

The six-motor, 1,020-kilowatt, 100% battery electric PP03 car developed by Latvia’s Drive eO has won the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, setting a new event record of nine minutes and 7.222 seconds for electric vehicles (details courtesy tflcar.com) for the 20-kilometer/12.42-mile run.

The all-wheel-drive PP03 is propelled by six YASA-400 motors powered by a a 50-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack.

The all-wheel-drive PP03 is propelled by six YASA-400 motors powered by a a 50-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack.



The course climbs 7,725 feet to a finish elevation of 14,115 feet, and includes up and down grades of 10%. Drive eO’s PP03 was driven by Grand Prix veteran Rhys Millen.

The all-wheel drive eO PP03 has a 50-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack powering six Yasa-400 electric motors at 720 volts (F&F, April 10). The vehicle has in-house developed eO controllers.

Also according to tfl.com, the Drive eO team had hoped to make the climb in less than nine minutes, but “part way up the mountain course, the Drive eO PP03 lost power to its rear motors, making the car less powerful and causing it to understeer.” The finish was nevertheless the best ever for an EV at Pikes Peak.

Latvia's Derive eO has posted a plethora of pictures of the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on Flickr.

Latvia’s Drive eO has posted a plethora of pictures of the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on Flickr.


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Source: tfl.com and Drive eO with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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