To preserve the environment and realize self sustainable society through promotion of electric vehicles, Chairman Soichiro Fukutake of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) formed the ‘Pikes Peak EV Challenge Committee’ and once again moves forward with the fourth year challenge as “TEAM APEV with MONSTER SPORT” at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado U.S.A. from June 22nd through 28th of 2015.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb first started in 1916 is now nearing its
100th anniversary. In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado USA, our project began in
2012 and we have continued to promote the importance of preserving the
earth’s environment for the future and the popularization of electric vehicles.
The second phase beginning this year is based on accomplishments from the first phase during the period 2012 – 2014. The goal now is to achieve the first overall victory with an electric vehicle at the 2016 PPIHC 100th anniversary race. We begin our new phase this year by introducing a new electric vehicle.
The racing machine for this year; “2015 Tajima Rimac E-Runner
Concept_One” is a totally new car with a new chassis and totally new power train.
The vehicle was built in cooperation between Tajima Motor Corporation,
SIM-Drive and Rimac Automobili (Croatia). With the collaboration of 3
exceptional companies, each possessing superior skills and varying technologies,
the world’s first ever 1.1MW (Megawatt) electric racing car was born. Our tire
supplier and great sponsor is once again Giti Tire (Singapore), and will be
providing dedicated tires tuned and developed for the high power output of