More details have emerged about the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One that Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima will pilot in the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The 1,475-horsepower vehicle has clocked 0-62 mph in 2.2 seconds, with 124 mph happening in just 5.4 seconds. Its four wheels are each chain driven by individual motors, controlled by Rimac's torque vectoring system borrowed from the Rimac Concept_One supercar. The torque vectoring system takes into account speed, g-forces, steering angle, and yaw rates to provide inputs to each motor 100 times a second. It features a 57-kWh Rimac battery pack and regenerative braking system. Top speed is about 168 mph. Read more from Rimac Automobili and from Team APEV.
Massachusetts is hosting eight "Mass Drive Clean" electric car show and test drive events in 2015. With the help of Plug In America, the free events allow users to learn about EVs and other green technology, and give drivers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a variety of electric vehicles. Attendees also learn about incentives for purchasing an EV. The first event took place on June 2 in the town of Devens. Read more from the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce.