Pike's Peak 2013 – Loeb Shatters the Old Record (w/ video)

America’s oldest and (arguably) most-exciting race took place again this past weekend, and the 2013 Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb did not disappoint. Sure, there are sections of the road that are paved now, but that alone doesn’t explain the quantum leap of performance than seems to have occurred between 2012 and 2013. Before we get to the EVs, we need to take a moment and reflect on a single number: 8:13.878.

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Flashback Friday: The Peugeot 205 EV That Almost Was

When you think of an old electric vehicle, an awful, sluggish, and extremely heavy device comes to mind. One which can only travel 40 miles per charge, and is inefficient due to the use of at least a few hundred pounds of heavy lead-acid batteries that weight the vehicle down. But French automaker Peugeot was able to deliver almost 90 miles of range in a car that weighed less than 2,000 pounds, and they did it over 20 years ago.

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