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Electric cars take on Pikes Peak challenge

It is known as one of the toughest and oldest motoring challenges in the US, and this year no less than six electric cars will be taking part. We’re talking the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, which takes place in the Rocky Mountains later this month.

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Among the carmakers taking part in the challenge with an electric model are some familiar names including Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi.

While racing a car over such a gruelling course is not without its problems, including the lack of recharging facilities and the possibility of motors overheating during descent, the electric cars do boast one advantage; they don’t lose power in the thin mountain air as combustion cars do.


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