A Tesla Model S will try to beat records on the ascent to Pikes Peak

Blake Fuller

Blake Fuller with one of his various projects competition

Blake Fuller is the founder and CEO of the company of laptop batteries Go Puck, as well as Braille Battery, a company that supplies batteries for racing vehicles. In addition to that is a lover of motorsport that you want to break records with electric cars. Your next goal is to get the best time on the famous climb of Pikes Peak, competing in the category of electrical production with a Tesla Model S.

The objective is to beat the mark of 12 minutes and 55 seconds, which is the best among the electric car production in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. To do this Blake Fuller will use a Tesla Model S, although this will not be strictly serial. Their businesses have been developed exclusively for the occasion a battery pack that should be the key to victory, since, among other things, are a 80% more light the batteries of the series of the Tesla Model S. The construction of lithium-ion battery-lightweight is one of the specialties of Braille Battery.

Tesla Model S 2017

Tesla Model S 2017

to Achieve the Tesla Model S has a few lighter batteries does not seem a bit complicated a priori. One of the keys of the great autonomy of this vehicle are electric is your battery pack, large and heavy, nothing less than 600 pounds. To run the Pikes Peak do not have a great deal of autonomy, it being enough that the car can reach the starting line until the finish, in a journey of 20 kilometres, with 1435 feet of elevation gain and 156 curves, since 2012 it is paved.

Fuller should beat the record in production of electric vehicles, set by Roy Richards on 2014 in 12:55.591. However, in the category of electric modified the best time he succeeded Rhys Millen last year with a mark of 9:07.222. Sébastien Loeb is still the fastest in the history of the Pikes Peak, after dropping all surprised in 2013 with a time of 8:13.878 aboard his Peugeot 206 T16.

Source – Motor1

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