Translogic head to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado to meet 6-time champion Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima and his Monster Sport E-Runner EV.
On race day, Tajima’s run was on target until the “Horseshoe,” a fast section about one mile into the 12.42-mile course, where the front motor began to overheat and caught on fire.
He said, “I saw smoke coming out from the motor, and I had no choice but to stop the car so it wouldn’t get any worse.” The technical failures were a major disappointment for Tajima, his team, and spectators curious to see if an EV could beat all combustion-engined competitors. Tajima said, “I will be back next year. Watch out for me!”