Franklin, Tennessee – The all-electric Nissan Leaf will challenge Pike’s Peak later this month, competing in the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Veteran Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord will pilot the vehicle, which will compete in the Production Class for electric vehicles.

Nissan said that other than the removal of some interior parts such as seats and carpets to make room for safety equipment, the Leaf will be “very close to the way it left the factory.” 

The hill climb will be the motorsports competition debut for the Leaf.

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