Very recently, Mitsubishi sent two fully electric powered vehicles up the mountain course at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Both vehicles, the nearly stock i-MiEV and the highly modified i-MiEV Evolution, completed the grueling and highly dangerous course without any issues. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a vehicle that any driver can buy at dealerships around the country like D. Dyer Mitsubishi. While the stock i-MiEVs only goal was to finish the 12.42 mile course and prove that electric vehicles are capable of such demanding driving, the i-MiEV Evolution was in it to prove just how fast they can go. Both EVs achieved their goal and have proved that Mitsubishi is one of the worlds leading developer of electric powered vehicles.
The purpose built i-MiEV Evolution racing car performed very well at the event; finishing second in the electric vehicle class and eighth overall. The custom EV used three electric motors that put out 322 horsepower and a 35kWh battery to propel it up the mountain in just 10:30.850. Almost equally impressive, considering that it uses only one stock electric motor to power the rear wheels and the stock 16kWh battery, Beccy Gordon was able to navigate her i-MiEV up the course in 15:10.557 and with over 50% battery power remaining.
The only difference between the i-MiEV that Beccy Gordon drove up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and one that customers can purchase at dealerships like D. Dyer Mitsubishi is all of the safety gear that is mandated by the race officials. Celebrate with us here at the dealership by stopping in to see one of these cool little electric cars in person! If you are still curious about EVs, one of our friendly sales people can tell you more and set up a test drive so you can experience it firsthand.
About D. Dyer Mitsubishi
D. Dyer Mitsubishi is proud to be the preferred Mitsubishi dealer of Columbia, South Carolina. Our dealership provides Mitsubishi cars, Mitsubishi service, and Mitsubishi parts to all surrounding areas. We carry an extensive inventory of new, used, and certified Mitsubishi cars and SUVs.
In addition to being your Columbia area Mitsubishi dealer, our service department is readily available to provide maintenance and repairs to all Toyota models. Visit our website to view current specials and our large selection of vehicles.
Address: 3215 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 691-5600