A Quiet Competitor
Nissan has already pledged to pursue an all-electric racing series, and getting EV’s into the Gymkhana circuit would greatly increase their exposure to motorsports enthusiasts, a very influential group of consumers. If we (EV enthusiasts and builders) can convince racers that electric cars are the future, a lot of the resistance coming up against EV’s might fade away faster than you might think.
However, in order to do that, Nissan is going to have to get down and dirty. It looked to me like the Leaf RC was holding back, probably because Gymkhana racing and drifting can result in some expensive damage should things get out of control. Then again, Nissan has been entering the Leaf EV into other motorsports events as well, including the Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds. Still, I thought this video was well-worth sharing with you, my readers, and I hope you will show this to some of your friends and family as well. Let’s spread the EV motorsports love!