Toyota will demonstrate its
high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North
America’s most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
Last year TMG set a new electric lap
record (9.1 minutes) at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the road-legal
TMG EV P001 car, a record which still stands today.
TMG’s advanced electric and electronic
department has spent the past months developing on an updated electric
powertrain, which is more powerful and more durable than its
That high-performance electric
powertrain is the heart of the new TMG EV P002 car, which will compete
at Pikes Peak as part of a project from Japanese company RK1 Inc.
Multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara will drive the car which
features prominent branding from Yokohama.
Based on a Radical chassis, the
TMG EV P002 has a predicted top
speed of 240km/h in Pikes Peak
configuration, with combined
maximum power of 350kW from its
two axial flux motors.
The hillclimb, which begins at an
altitude of 2,800m and reaches the summit of 4,300m, is an ideal
environment to showcase the strengths of an electric powertrain. TMG’s
high-performance electric powertrain maintains full power despite the
thin atmosphere at high altitude while delivering an impressive 900Nm of
torque through its single-speed gearing.
The TMG EV P002 underwent a successful
three-day testing session at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France
in May to verify car and powertrain performance.
Ludwig Zeller, General Manager Electric
& Electronics: “Pikes Peak is a great showcase for TMG’s electric
powertrain technology. We already proved at the Nürburgring that TMG is
leading the way in developing such powertrains for motorsport and this
is another sign of our commitment to this technology. TMG wants to be
increasingly involved in electric motorsport and we believe our
powertrain technology is an industry-leading combination of performance,
durability and packaging. Electric powertrain technology in motorsport
is still in its development phase but through projects like this one,
TMG is laying the foundations for the future of high-performance and
TMG EV P002 Technical Specifications
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