Electric touring series ETCR to start in 2020
As part of the presentation for the new electric race car CUPRA e-Racer by Seat, which took place at the finale of the GT Open and the TCR Europe, the announced touring series ECTR was officially presented. The most important detail: It will kick off in 2020.
Formula E signs Bosch as official sponsor
The electric racing series Formula E is becoming ever more illustrious. The latest supporter is Bosch. Their sponsorship includes advertising at the race course, on TV and online. In other news, the FE poached a new driver from the F1 and confirms a race in Bern.
Formula E goes Extreme with e-SUVs
The organizers of the Formula E have announced a new brain-child: The Extreme E Electric World Challenge will take place in the most extreme climates of the planet with electric SUVs, visiting the Himalayas, the polar circle, the Amazon rain forest and a remote island in the Indian Ocean.
Fancy buying a FIA electric race car?
With the new season of the Formula E coming up, which will use a new generation of electric race cars, FIA is offering the “old” ones for sale. Prices vary despite the identical set-up of each racer.
FIA World Rallycross series postpones electric cars
The FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) says it is to postpone the switch to all-electric cars. The move was initially planned for 2020 but manufacturers have now been given time until 2021. They will have to confirm their commitment to the electric format until March, 29, 2019.
Tesla racing series taking up speed
The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) race that will kick off with tuned Tesla Model S this November has released a roadmap for the next 5 years. Expect iterations from season 2 while other carmakers may enter the competition earliest in season 4.
VW presents I.D. R Pikes Peak this weekend
Coming Sunday, VW will be presenting the I.D. R Pikes Peak to the public, before the testing program begins a day later for the electric sports car. This was announced by VW, who also included a new image of the electric super car.
Daimler starting electric cup with Smarts
Daimler has announced the Smart EQ ForTwo E-Cup for this year. The race will feature a small series using 16 electric Smart cars in Italy. The races will commence on the 8th and 9th of July with a double race on a street track in Turin.