Bill Caswell Takes the BMW M3 Electric Pikes Peak Race Car for a Test Drive - EV West

Rally racing's favorite privateer and Pikes Peak veteren, Bill Caswell, stopped by the EV West shop to take the electric M3 for a test ride. Ride along with Bill as he takes his first ride in a performance oriented electric vehicle.

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EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under 20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400 Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how it drives.





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The Electric BMW M3 E36 from Pikes Peak built by EV West at Oceanside Motorsports for a BMW CCA event with Bill Caswell as a guest speaker. The M3 does some drifts and i catch a ride on it. Credit to Neil for the awesome driving. It was also featured on the /DRIVE channel 1995 BMW M3 E36 3800 pounds about 380 hp 831 ft/lb 0-60 less then 4 seconds driving range 20 racing, 140 city time to charge 10 hours top speed 150 mph EV West Pikes Peak Official Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAnzPAsvHL0





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EV West Pikes Peak Official Run 2012 - Electric BMW M3 - First Converted Car to Race
Here's our official timed run for the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We had an issue with a couple of Go Pro cameras due to the delays caused by Monster Tajima's fire, and Dallenbach's crash, so unfortunately, we don't have in-car footage. The EV West M3 holds the mountain record with an 11:58.929 for a street converted car. Good enough for 4th in electric, and beating out last year's world record (later to be beaten by Toyota MG).




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