Toho Tenax’s prepreg used in electric racecar

The car will race in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado June 22-28.

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Carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin made by Toho Tenax Co. (Tokyo, Japan), the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, is being used in the lightweight body of an electric racecar operated by Team APEV with Monster Sport.

The racing team is a joint project of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) and Tajima Motor Corp. The electric racecar is called the 2015 Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One.

Tajima Motor, which produced its electric racecar for this historic race, is a motor sports leader. Toho Tenax collaborated with Tajima Motor in using its prepreg to help improve the racecar’s safety, design flexibility and weight reduction.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a time-honored car race that first ran in 1916. It is held in the Rocky Mountains on Pikes Peak. The course runs toward the summit of the mountain, making a vertical climb of 1,439m.