Race cars rumbled up Duryea Drive again this weekend for the 66th annual Duryea Hillclimb. Showcasing the regions top automotive talent drivers make their way up Mt. Penn navigating hairpin turns on their way to the famous Pagoda, then speed towards the finish line past the Fire Tower.
For spectators, the thrill of the day is hearing the cars thunder up the mountain. However, this year Duryea Hillclimb featured two electric powered cars that left many stunned to at the low hum of the electric sports racers.
We caught up with EVSR drivers Mike Wilson and Todd Reid Saturday before the race to get a closer look under the hood of these slick electrified cars.
“People who see us drive by don’t understand why the car is so quite, especially at the start line where other cars are revving their engine loudly” says Todd Reid.
Electric cars work a little different than your average gas powered car. For starts the cars are powered by two sets of 25 daisy chained batteries. This provides ample power to reach speeds more than 100+ mph and last the entire weekend without a recharge.