(VIDEO) Team Yokohama smashes its own record with the HER-02 at Pikes Peak

02/07/2011
We announced on June 28th that Nissan had achieved a new record for an electric car from series production with the Leaf at the 89th edition of Pikes Peak.

Meanwhile, the HER-02, an electric concept vehicle designed by Yokohama in collaboration with AC Propulsion, improved the record for the electric vehicles all together, cars and motorcycles, breaking its own performance by almost a minute.

The driver of the HER-02, Ikuo Hanawa set a 12: 20 084 time (the previous record, dating from 2010 was 13: 17 575).

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The prototype in details:
Yokohama BlueEarth tires
Sanyo battery pack
AC-180 AC Propulsion engine developing 200kW (272hp) at 6000rpms
350Nm of torque

Two other electric vehicles ran this year:

The video gives us an overview of the event, training sessions and the excitement that grows until June 26th, race day, and allows to admire the work of the front drivetrain thanks to the onboard camera.
Once again, you will notice that the dirt section requires a very smooth dosage of the accelerator ...

Via AC Propulsion

Par Technologic Vehicles
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