Toyota Sets New EV Pikes Peak Record

Toyota Sets New EV Pikes Peak Record

Toyota‘s TMG EV P002 caught many people’s attention when it debuted in its full livery prior to this weekend’s event. Powered by two axial-flux motors, it packs nearly 470-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.

That was more than enough for the race car to set a new EV record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Toyota TMG EV P002 went fifth fastest overall at this year’s Pikes Peak event, turning in an impressive time of 10:15.380 and shattering the previous record of 12:20.084 set by Ikuo Honawa in the Electric class.

Fumio Nutahara of Japan was behind the wheel of the record-setting pace, and we expect a video to surface onto the Internet in the near future.