MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE is an EV oriented performance company started in 2017 by a group with a deep rooted history in motorsport. Our goal is to carry that background to the electric car community, and develop EV’s into not only efficient and logical vehicles – but objects of desire. Cars that you want to drive. Cars that are rewarding and exciting to drive. There is more to performance than just power and straight line acceleration. And that is what we’re all about.

SASHA ANIS has over 15 years of experience in the automotive motorsport industry specializing in vehicle dynamics, data logging, motorsport electronics, as well as engine calibration and component design. He has also won a number of championships as a driver and crew chief in professional racing series across North America.

In 2017 we took on an EV conversion project to build what we considered to be the ultimate sports car. A very capable Lotus Evora with an underwhelming engine was turned into a 500 horsepower monster in short order with the help of a Tesla drive unit. Blue Lightning has received more than it’s fair share of attention – garnering almost a million views across multiple YouTube videos. The first season with the car was extremely successful, with full reliability and a number of track days under it’s belt, we’ve proven how capable an EV road car can be on and off the track.

The reason for the EV build was to invest our energies and passion for the automobile to a more sustainable and responsible future. We wanted to be doing something we felt good about – without being boring. Blue Lightning is a great example of that, and our goal is to bring products to market that enhance the enjoyment, efficiency and performance of EVs.

Since Blue Lightning, Mountain Pass Performance has gone on to be the leading performance supplier for the Tesla Model 3. We feel we’ve achieved this by offering bad-ass products with exceptional value and excellent street manners, real support and a few EV track records.