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Volkswagen Returning to Pikes Peak Hill Climb—with an EV | News | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
Volkswagen doesn’t mince words when describing the electric race car it has announced plans to campaign at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: “The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen’s process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles.” (And, you know, forget that whole diesel cheating thing—a key driver for the brand’s pivot to EV development.) Whatever its motivations, VW’s decision to return to Pikes Peak for the first time since 1987 is exciting.
For starters, the prototype car VW plans to field at the famed hill-climb event will be an all-wheel-drive, fully electric car wearing what appear to be appropriately wild aerodynamic body addenda. At least that’s what we can tell from the single darkened image that VW has released of the low, sleek car. Volkswagen is chasing the hill-climb record for EVs, which currently stands at eight minutes, 57.2 seconds. The course is 12.4 miles long and rises 4725 feet to the finish line at 14,115 feet.
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3 days ago by rgl7194
Volkswagen to take on Pikes Peak with a purpose-built electric racer | Ars Technica
Post-Dieselgate, VW turns to electric power for racing glory.
The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the oldest races in the world, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. For much of its history, the 12.4-mile (19.9km) course was a dirt road that played host to rally-bred machines, but since the route was fully paved over in 2012, slick tires and stiff suspension have become the order of the day. And the very fastest cars have gotten a lot quieter, too. That's because it has become a great place to put electric vehicle technology to the test. Unlike internal combustion engines, EVs don't suffer any drop in power as they climb from 4,750 feet (1,440m) up to the finish above the tree line at 14,100 feet (4,300m).
Now Volkswagen has thrown its hat into the ring with a purpose-built EV racer, which it plans to enter in 2018. It's the first big motorsports program from VW in the aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal, which saw the company cancel most of its racing and rallying activities.
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3 days ago by rgl7194
How To Save Money On Your Electric Bill This Winter
While it still feels like fall, winter is right around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be trading in your lightweight jacket for a down puffer coat, and your ears will be needing some earmuffs.
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