February 22, 2022
The drive to best records is heavily prevalent, and miners are not immune. That’s why Eagle Mine teamed up with Porsche to set a new Guinness World Record: greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. While the lowest point in America is Badwater Basin in Death Valley, this record-setting team opted to start even lower – underground, in fact, at the Eagle Mine operations in Michigan. Eagle Mine was uniquely suited since it’s the only mine in America where a car can be driven to sufficient depths using a ramp for specialist mining vehicles.
And Eagle Mine was a well-suited partner for another reason, too: “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 for Eagle Mine. In fact, a battery electric vehicle on average has 183 lbs. of copper, and EV production is driving the global demand for nickel. From the mine up, electric vehicles are breaking limits and setting the stage for a sustainable future.