It was a busy weekend.  Let’s just say EVs racing in hill climbs at altitude just work.  Hope to see a lot more of this in the future.

Let’s get to the news.

“If you are not scared, then you are not driving fast enough.”

– Ken Block

Record Breaking?

What record did Gardner Nichols break in his Rivian R1T at Pikes Peak this past weekend?

  1. Production EV Record
  2. Fastest Overall Record
  3. First Section Time Record
  4. Production Truck Record

The answer is here.

Top 10 News Stories

  1. Porsche and Frauscher Shipyard partner to create the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air, an electric sports boat based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air, incorporating Porsche Macan’s drive technology, delivering outstanding performance, luxury, and sustainability; 25 units will be available in 2024.
  2. In a collaborative effort, Aston Martin and Lucid Group join forces to create cutting-edge ultra-luxury high-performance electric vehicles, integrating Lucid’s powertrain technology into Aston Martin’s innovative in-house BEV platform, while Mercedes-Benz remains a key technology provider for Aston Martin’s range of vehicles.
  3. The 2024 Nissan LEAF, with a refreshed design and two model options (LEAF S and LEAF SV PLUS), is now available for purchase, featuring advanced safety technologies and offering a range of up to 212 miles, with prices starting at $28,140.
  4. Bentley’s first all-electric vehicle will initially offer partial hands-off driving on motorways and will incorporate Mobileye’s SuperVision technology, with the potential for over-the-air updates to enable fully autonomous driving in the future.
  5. In an effort to promote EV adoption and sustainable transportation, Electrify America and Lyft have joined forces to expand their partnership and provide Lyft drivers using electric vehicles with discounted charging at Electrify America stations.
  6. In 2023, there are several electric vehicles available that come with complimentary charging.
  7. Hankook Tire has introduced the iON evo and iON evo SUV, a new line of tires designed specifically for high-performance electric vehicles, offering improved handling, wet grip, and mileage while maintaining comfort and rolling resistance.

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