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Mitsubishi iMiEV Evolution for Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi's electric car to take on the Pikes Peak hillclimb.

Mitsubishi iMiEV Evolution for Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi has revealed its plans to enter a heavily modified version of its electric iMiEV in the 2012 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb this July. The iMiEV, a small electric car, is sold in Europe along side the identical Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, and recently went on sale in the USA.

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The iMiEV ‘Evolution’ uses the same motor and battery as the standard road car, but that’s where the similarities end. Four-wheel drive replaces the standard car’s rear-wheel drive set-up, and the Lancer Evo-sized wheelbase and track give it a purposeful stance, while the custom lightweight bodywork and aero kit finish it off.

Along with the Evolution, Mitsubishi will be entering two other iMiEVs, one mildly modified car with a few aerodynamic changes, and another completely standard car.

Last year, Nissan brought a Leaf to the legendary hill-climb, running a respectable time of 14 minutes and 33 seconds – which will be the electric time to beat in 2012.

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