Video: SRI EV1 Off-Road Buggy In Action At Mexican 1000

Last week the annual Mexican 1000 off-road race drew competitors from around the world seeking to prove that their trucks can handle the rough desert of the Baja peninsula. Joining these competitors for the first time was an all-electric dune buggy, the EV1, built in conjunction with the Strategic Recovery Institute and EV West, and we’ve got the video to prove it.

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Video: An Electric Baja Buggy From SRI And EV West

The world of motorsports is quietly changing with the adoption of electric race cars. New technology is making these vehicles ever more viable, and we’re about to see an influx of zero-emissions racers in events the world over. EV West partnered with the Strategic Recovery Institute and Strategic Racing Design to build a Baja Buggy with instant torque, 400 kW of power, and a swappable electric drivetrain that allows for on-the-go charging.

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