Video: Onboard the Electric HER-02 as it Tackles Pikes Peak in the Rain

JUL 18 2013 BY MARK KANE

HER-02 at 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

HER-02 at 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Team Yokohama EV Challenge is one of the first among the electric participants in 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to release a full on-board video from the challenging race.

This year wasn’t a lucky one for electric vehicles because rain slowed all of them down.

It was especially unlucky for Ikuo Hanawa, who didn’t finish the race in the HER-02.

Technical problem stopped Hanawa just before the finish line.

But anyways, this video shows us what the actual track conditions were like as the electric vehicle class hit the Hill Climb and it further helps to explain why electrics didn’t quite make it to the podium this year.

It should be noted that overall winner Sebastian Loeb did not have to contend with similar conditions.  His run was in the dry.

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