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Nissan LEAF Wins Pikes Peak Electric Production Class

Race Day Skyline Beauty Shot at Nissan LEAF Wins Pikes Peak Electric Production Class

Nissan LEAF electric vehicle made it up to the Pikes Peak hill in 14 minutes 33 seconds to win the Electric Production Class.

It took the LEAF that time to cover the 12.42 mile run which is not bad at all for a car with top speed of 90 mph. Save the tires and some safety features, the Pikes Peak LEAF was pretty much factory standard.

The car had been fitted with one extra though, a beeper to warn spectators and workers on the course. You see the electric LEAF runs in almost complete silence. It does come with a factory warning device for pedestrians, but that is only active up to 30 mph.

“The LEAF was great fun to drive up the mountain” said veteran Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord who drove the car . “With the instant torque from the electric motor we were able to jump out of the many slow corners and the performance was very consistent from the bottom to the top since the electric motor wasn’t affected by the high altitude near the summit like the gasoline powered cars.”

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