Mitsubishi prepares i MiEV Evolution electric car for “The Race to the Clouds”

Mitsubishi is taking the Evo into the next level with its i-MiEV Evolution, a performance version of its i-MiEV electric car released last year. Apparently the Japanese car manufacturing company is prepping up for the annual Pile Peak Hill Climb on July 8 where electric cars will be competing in the Electric division. Mitsubishi said that its  i-MiEV Evolution is based from a stock i-MiEV but with the specs heavily modified, as what you would expect from a performance car.

The i-MiEV Evolution will sport a completely new carbon fiber body with three 80 kilowatt electric motors – one at the front wheel and two at the rear. Mitsubishi said that the motors will be getting its power from a 35 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. According to CNET, Toyota will also join the Electric division with an undisclosed vehicle. A stock i- MiEV is expected to join the race as well using a single 49 kilowatt motor on the rear wheels, powered by a 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack. Now, all roads lead to The Race to the Clouds in Colorado two months from now.

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