Tuesday 25 June 2019

New electric series Projekt E to debut alongside World RX in 2020.

IMG Motorsports have today confirmed that the electric development series, Projekt E, will compete on the same weekend as traditional World RX Supercars at selected European rounds of the championship in 2020. 

The aim of the Projekt E series is to evaluate electric racecars in a World RX environment in accordance with the roadmap for electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship which was recently ratified by the FIA World Motorsport Council.

Projekt E is a collaboration between IMG and STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development).

STARD will focus on the development of electric technologies, charging and safety systems for the Projekt E racecars as a prelude to the phased electric presence in World RX from 2021.

“We have been working with STARD on the future electrification of world rallycross for several months. We have now reached an important stage in the ongoing development of electric solutions for rallycross and in particular Projekt E,” said Torben Olsen, the Managing Director of World RX for IMG, the FIA World Rallycross Championship promoter.

“You will see from the technical details of the Projekt E racecars that the innovative demonstration series will be an exciting addition to our World RX race weekend at selected events next year.

Projekt E will use STARD’s “REVelution” EV powertrain systems which will produce around 450kW (600bhp) combined power, 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and produce a top speed of 240km/h.

The Projekt E concept allows for the conversion of current cars or new builds to current chassis regulations using the REVelution drivetrain.

Testing of the Projekt E cars is due to start next month with the official unveiling of the car scheduled for early September.

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