Tesla Roadster Beaten In Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series By Toyota FT86 EV (w/video)

3 years ago by Mark Kane 3

Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series

Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series

SIM-86e

SIM-86e?

On May 25, at the Tsukuba Circuit in Japan, the second round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series was held.

This time, 10 fully electric cars finished the race, from which the winner was a white FT86EV (first on the right) from the EV-C class for converted cars. We think the FT86 EV has something to do with SIM-86e from SIM-Drive.

A Tesla Roadster finished in EV-1 class (for production vehicles with power of over 161 kW, was second overall) and then we see a bunch of Nissan LEAFs in the lower power class EV-3 (EV-2 was empty).

A lonely Mitsubishi i-MiEV won its EV-4 class, as there were no competitors.

Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series

Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series

Standings after two rounds:

2014 Japan EV-GP Series

2014 Japan EV-GP Series

 

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3 responses to "Tesla Roadster Beaten In Second Round of 2014 Japan EV-GP Series By Toyota FT86 EV (w/video)"

  1. Thomas says:

    ‘We think the FT86 EV has something to do with SIM-86e from SIM-Drive.’

    Looks like some TGMY FT86 EV to me 😉
    http://2speed-ev.com/2014/02/10/ev86%E3%80%802014%E5%B9%B4%E6%9C%80%E6%96%B0%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%81%AB%E3%81%A4%E3%81%84%E3%81%A6/
    You may want to ask google translate if your japanese is as good as mine 😉

    Main specs:
    145 kW engine, 6 speed transmission, 36.3 kW battery (hopefully they meant 36 kWh)

  2. Ambulator says:

    “A lonely Mitsubishi i-MiEV won its EV-4 class, as there were no competitors.”

    Isn’t this just the same as the Tesla in the EV-1 class?

  3. Aatheus says:

    So Toyota, EVs are fine as long as we cannot actually buy them? Typica.