The racing community is discovering that electric vehicles do indeed provide some advantages that are hard for internal combustion engine vehicles to duplicate.
Energy Efficiency & Technology magazine reports that one of the most recent examples come from the annual Pike's Peak hillclimb race which runs on a 12.42-mile course that climbs 14,110 ft through 156 turns at an average incline of about 7%. EVs are now a staple of the race.
According to the article, racers say EVs have an advantage over gas-powered cars at the higher altitudes. Gas-powered race cars can lose 30% of their power in the highest elevations of the course, but that's not a problem for the EVs...