Video: Nissan Leaf attempts mountainous Tour de France stage
Remember that zany Dutch electric vehicle enthusiast that charged a Nissan Leaf by towing it behind a Toyota Tundra? Well, now he set out on a quest to complete the craziest stunt of all: driving a 68-mile mountain stage of the Tour de France in a Leaf... without recharging.
Yes, the Leaf's official EPA range rating is 73 miles, but that figure doesn't take into account two monstrous mountain climbs that are part of the 68-mile stage, nor does it assume the Leaf will be driven up a slope with an average incline of eight percent for 8.5 miles at famed Tour de France site, Alpe d'Huez.
Regardless, Vincert Elverts and Gaby Zwaan set out to see if the Leaf could complete the 68-mile stage that made Lance Armstrong the legend that he is today. So, how'd they do? You'll have to hit the jump to watch the Leaf drive up the famed Alpe d'Huez to find out. Hat tip to Remco!
[Source: You Tube, Autopia]
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