Dakar Hybrid Rally Team Building All-Electric Pikes Peak Racer

Motorsports teams the world over are seriously looking at pure electric and hybrid drivetrains as the future of racing, but few teams have been as bold as Drive-eO. Earlier this year their Dakar Rally hybrid truck became the first hybrid to complete the treacherous race, and now the Latvian team is building an all-electric race car for competing in the Pikes Peak hill climb.

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Video: Smart Buggy 4×4 Wants To Run The Dakar Rally

When we think of Smart cars, we generally think of cramped, underpowered city cars with no performance ambitions whatsoever. But people more creative than us have come up with some unique solutions to the Smart’s lack of performance prowess, including a team who built a Smart 4×4 Buggy’s that they had hoped to bring to the Dakar Rally.

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