Toyota at 2012 Pikes Peak


Toyota is gunning for this year’s Pikes PEak challenge with an electric car. It’s not an ordinary E though. It’s a new version of the car that last year set a new electric lap record (9.1 minutes) at the Nürburgring Nordschleife – the TMG EV P001 car- a record which still stands today.

That high-performance electric powertrain is the heart of the new TMG EV P002 car, which will compete at Pikes Peak as part of a project from Japanese company RK1 Inc. Multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara will drive the car which features prominent branding from Yokohama. Based on a Radical chassis, the TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 240km/h in Pikes Peak configuration, with combined maximum power of 350kW from its two axial flux motors.

All that’s left is to wait and see it the car has enough juice to make it up the hill. It doesn’t really matter what kind of record it sets.

Pikes Peak Toyota at 2012 Pikes Peak

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Ludwig Zeller, General Manager Electric & Electronics: “Pikes Peak is a great showcase for TMG’s electric powertrain technology. We already proved at the Nürburgring that TMG is leading the way in developing such powertrains for motorsport and this is another sign of our commitment to this technology. TMG wants to be increasingly involved in electric motorsport and we believe our powertrain technology is an industry-leading combination of performance, durability and packaging. Electric powertrain technology in motorsport is still in its development phase but through projects like this one, TMG is laying the foundations for the future of high-performance and motorsport cars.”

TMG EV P002 Technical Specifications
Performance
Top Speed 240km/h (Pikes Peakconfiguration)
Maximum Torque 900Nm
Maximum Power 350kW
Maximum Revs 5000rpm
Powertrain
Electric Motor 2 axial flux
Inverter 2 xTMGinverters
Gear Ratio 2.5
Transmission Single-reduction gearing
Battery Lithium ceramic
Battery Capacity 42 kWh
Charging Technology Off-board DC charging
Dimensions
Length 4.10m
Height 1.04m
Width 1.79m
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