It’s not every day that we are asked to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt by having an electric vehicle drive underground in our nickel and copper mine.
We recently teamed up with Porsche and did just that! And it was a great success in achieving a new Guinness World Record benchmark for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car – 4,842.967 meters, or just over three miles.
Porsche’s team drove a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo on a record-breaking journey from deep underground at Eagle Mine to the top of a mountain – Pikes Peak, Colorado. The team traveled more than 1,398 miles between the two, pausing only for the team and the car to momentarily re-charge.
“It was fitting to have the Porsche Taycan drive to the bottom of our nickel and copper mine, as both elements are essential to electric vehicles. After numerous risk assessments, safety discussions, and detailed planning, our mine team was up to the challenge. We are proud to have worked with Porsche to safely execute and complete a new world record," said Darby Stacey, Eagle Mine Managing Director.
For the official press release that details the event with photos, go here.
The entire event was documented in a video that you can view here or watch below.
Go BEHIND-THE-SCENES at Eagle Mine. Here's a video showing our side of things when it came to preparing for this event. Or watch below!