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The electric development series, codenamed 'Projekt E' will use Austrian firm STARD’s [Stohl Advanced Research and Development] “REVelution” EV powertrain systems which will produce up to 450kW (613bhp) combined power, 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and produce a top speed of 240km/h.
Projekt E will showcase electric-powered cars on the same event schedule as traditional World RX Supercars at selected European rounds of the championship in 2020.
The aim of Projekt E 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 has been ratified by the FIA World Motorsport Council.
“The official reveal of the Projekt E racecar at the Neste World RX of Latvia is an important milestone in our path to introducing electrification to the FIA World Rallycross Championship,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports.
“Projekt E racecars will be an exciting addition to our World RX race weekend at selected events next year. The automotive world is changing and we are ready to embrace that change.”
TEXT - Junaid Samodien