Drive eO & YASA : Record Breaking Pikes Peak Victories
Featuring YASA P400 Electric Motors
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the oldest motor racing events in the USA. The race is run on a 20-kilometre (12.42 mile) course with 156 turns that begins at 2,862 metre (9,390 feet) elevation and finishes at the 4,301 metre (14,100 feet) summit of the Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado Springs,
In 2015, for the first time, an electric car, the Drive eO PP03 was the overall winner. Faster than any other vehicle on the climb and winning by 25 seconds, it is powered by six YASA P400 Motors, producing over 1000 kW of peak power and peak torque of 2160 Nm.
Electric Vehicles Make History
In 2016, another YASA motor was added, and the Drive eO PP100 again was the fastest car on the climb, 25 seconds quicker than its nearest rival, with a time of 8m.57s. Powered by 7 YASA P400 motors and delivering over 1190 kW of peak power & 2520 Nm of peak torque.
In 2018, the outright course record was broken by an Electric Vehicle with a sub 8 minute time. Pikes Peak stands today as one of the first major motor-sports events to fall to the march of the electric vehicle.