Tesla Embarks On Record-Setting, Cross-Country Road Trip

At midnight on Thursday, a pair of Tesla Model S sedans left the Tesla design studio in Los Angeles on their way to New York City, hoping to set a Guinness World Record in the process.

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Who Cares If Electric Cars Go Fast? A Lot Of People, Actually

While nobody, including myself, is unbiased, I generally try to approach every argument from both sides. But sometimes, a man must take a stand on his principles, and a recent piece from Plug-In Cars entitled “Who Cares If Electric Racecars Are Not As Fast As Gas Cars?” is too backwards for me to even comprehend.

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Lightning Motorcycles Beats Out Gas-Powered Competitors At Pikes Peak

Not only did the EV class get a new record thanks to Monster Tajima, but Lightning Motorcycles beat out all the gas-powered competition with an all-electric bike. The results speak for themselves.

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Monster Tajima Sets New EV Record At Pikes Peak

This weekend was one for the record books at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and the big news was Sebastien Loeb’s 8-minute, 13-second in the Unlimited Class in a modified Peugeot 208 T16 run that beat the previous record by more than a minute and a half. Electric cars had their time in the spotlight too, and veteran racer Monster Tajima set a new EV class record, beating out the likes of Nissan and Toyota to become the fastest EV on the peak.

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Upgraded Toyota P002 EV Returning To Pikes Peak

I’m not sure when it happened or why, but the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has become a magnet for alternative fuel race cars, especially electric vehicles. Last year the Toyota P002 electric race car set a new class record for EVs, and was just 30 seconds behind the all-time record set by Rhys Millen. Well Toyota is returning for 2013 with a refreshed race car to finish the job.

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Rod Millen, Monster Tajima To Face Off In EVs At Pikes Peak

There is one event that us green gearheads get more excited for than any other, and that is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This uphill racing event has a long and thrilling history. More importantly though, it has become a hotbed of green racing technology, with electric vehicles proving especially popular. This year, Rod Millen and “Monster” Tajima will be facing off in two custom EV racers to see who can race to the top of the mountain in the least amount of time.

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Video: On Board The Record Audi R8 e-tron Nurburgring Run

About a month ago, Audi took its R8 e-tron all-electric supercar to the famed German race track the Nurburgring. There they set a new world record for electric cars, although the record comes with an asterisk. Audi has just released a video from that record run, and it is much different from almost every Nurburgring track video out there.

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Update: Street-Legal ERA Shaves 57 sec. Off EV 'Ring Record

Two months ago, the Finnish electric ERA set a record for the fastest street-legal EV around the Nurburgring, clocking in at 9 minutes 40 seconds. It has set a new record, covering the 13 miles in just 8 minutes 43 seconds and reaching a top speed of 148 mph – 57 seconds faster than it was last August.

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