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Latvian team aims to be first to contest Dakar rally with EV [w/video]

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Apr 13th, 2011 at 1:29PM

2012 OSCar eO – Click above for high-res image gallery The Dakar Rally covers more than 5,500 miles of rough terrain through some of the harshest conditions in South America. It's hell on both machines and drivers, demanding reliability from high-strung engines and full focus from people running on very little sleep. The strains are enough to kill even the stoutest internal combustion engines and make veteran drivers crack. Despite all that, Latvian race car builder OSCar has decided to tackle the race in an EV. Powered by a permanent magnet motor making between 180 and 315 kW with... Read More

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