Pike’s Peak is the venue for the all-electric LEAF Hill Climb Challenge. [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/LEAF_Pikes_Peak_Hill_Climb_Car.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 1, 2011 2011 Nissan LEAF – Are you ready to see some climbing action in near total silence On June 26, a Nissan LEAF will compete in the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with veteran Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord behind the wheel. The Nissan LEAF will compete in the Production Class for electric vehicles and, other than the removal of some interior parts like seats and carpets to make room for safety equipment, such as a roll cage, racing seats and safety harnesses, the LEAF will be very close to the way it left the factory. The Pikes Peak LEAF will be powered by a Li-Ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. However, unlike most of the other vehicles competing at Pikes Peak, the LEAF will have no local tailpipe emissions and will make the climb in near silence. Ron Stukenberg, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications, Motorsports: The Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be the motorsports competition debut for the Nissan LEAF.