Tesla Model S Breaks Production EV Record At Pikes Peak

Posted: Jun 29 2016, 3:56am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Tesla Model S Breaks Production EV Record at Pikes Peak
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  • Tesla Model S Makes a Historical Record at Pikes Peak

Tesla managed to bag another record by its Model S EV at Pikes Peak.

Tesla made an astonishing record for a production Electric Vehicle on this year’s Pikes Peak event. The Tesla Model S which was driven by CEO of GO PUCK, Blake Fuller managed to get the record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an 11:48 run, according to Electrek.

It was thought earlier that the vehicle will be modified in order to participate in the event. It was said that this Model S would come up with a bigger and heavier battery in order to achieve the milestone. However it was seen that car came up with its own credentials. Only its interior was manipulated on order to make room for the driver. The car contained an inner cage after the removal of extra seats and other things.

Fuller while driving, along with his team beat the record by a full minute with eth help of Model S. they were placed 65th in total and finished in the top five. The best thing at the event was that 3 vehicles among the top 5 were from EV category.

The Pikes Peak track is 12.42 miles long. It has over 156 turns. The car requires a load of battery power in order to go through the track of this length and difficulty. This is the reason, the team had to use unconventional methods to cool the battery. The car can be shown sitting on a bed of ice packs in order to cool its battery during the event.

The previous records of Pikes Peak made by a Zero Electric motorcycle was attempted in 13 minutes while Tesla only over 11 minutes. This record breaking certainly tells us about the kind of efficiency one can expect from the EVs.

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