News Release

YANMAR to Sponsor “Team APEV with Monster Sport” in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

June 23, 2014
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

YANMAR to Sponsor “Team APEV with Monster Sport” in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

YANMAR is proud to sponsor the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles’ (APEV) electric vehicle racing team, “Team APEV with Monster Sport,” in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb being held June 23 through 29 in Colorado. YANMAR will support the team by supplying generators to help power the cars as they race through the harsh environment located 12,000 feet above sea level.

Japan-based APEV is dedicated to creating and maintaining a self-sustainable community through the promotion of electric vehicles. Since 2012, the association has participated in the “Electric Vehicle Class” of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, and in 2013, the team’s driver, Nobuhiro Tajima of Monster Sport, had a spectacular first place finish.

As a company that has long been committed to the environment and energy efficiency, YANMAR's product line includes highly efficient, clean cogeneration systems and generators for populations across the world. The company also works to further environmentally responsible technology and the greening of diesel engines.

In addition to sponsoring Team APEV with Monster Sport, YANMAR also actively sponsors the Cerezo Osaka and Manchester United soccer teams, as well as the Oracle Team USA sailing team.

YANMAR’s Contributions:

3 YANMAR Super-Silent Diesel Generators (AG45SH)

2 YANMAR Air-Cooled Diesel Generators (YDG600VST)

1 YANMAR Sound-Proof Power Washer (P2010)

* The coloring of these contributions was specially designed for Team APEV with Monster Sport by renowned industrial designer, Ken Okuyama (Ken Okuyama Design), who as a director of YANMAR Holdings is also responsible for the redesigning of YANMAR products.

Tournament Overview:

Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is an annual automobile hald in the middle of Pike National Forest, which is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. First held in 1916, this year marks the 91st running of this historic race.

Team Overview:

The racing team was created by APEV in order to promote the use of electric vehicles. Nobuhiro Tajima, the team’s drive, is the six-time defending champion of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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