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Eagle Mine and Porsche team up to beat Guinness World Record

Eagle Mine and Porsche recently teamed up to be recognized by Guinness World Records for setting a new benchmark for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car – starting in Eagle Mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Traveling over 1,400-miles between the lowest accessible point in Eagle Mine (a depth of 1774.4 feet below sea level) to the summit of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet), the journey—taken by J.F. Musial and team—took a little over a day with charging breaks. Due to the Taycan Cross Turismo being a pure BEV vehicle and being capable off-road, it is one of the few cars in the world with the right mix of capabilities to meet the criteria and attempt the trip into the mine.

“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,” said Darby Stacey, Managing Director at Eagle Mine. “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.” Read more and watch the video here.

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