Saturday 5 October 2019

FIA reveals supplier of World RX electric kits.

Austrian company Kreisel will supply electric kits to the FIA World Rallycross Championship for the phased introduction of electric-powered cars from 2021.

Following a successful tender process, Kreisel will supply electric kits that can be retrofitted to existing Supercars or built into new Supercars with the support of the supplier. 

The electric kits will develop 500 kW (680hp) for Supercars for four seasons, from 2021 to 2024. "Kreisel will supply a state of the art 52.65kWh battery with an innovative cooling system, two 250kW motors for each axle and two inverters," the statement said.

The first prototype will be presented to the teams in March 2020 and will be available to order from 17 April. "The kit will be priced at €300,000 with an additional €100,000 for four years support, which is lower than the price of current ICE power units over the same period."

The electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will begin with the introduction of a support series, Projekt E from 2020. 

Projekt E will see electric-powered cars compete at several European rounds next year on the same weekend as traditional World RX supercars. 

The World Motor Sport Council has also approved the selection of QEV Technologies to run an 'arrive and drive' junior electric rallycross championship, also beginning in 2021.

The new FIA Junior eRX Championship will feature a bespoke 4-wheel drive tubular chassis, electric car with a 32kWh battery producing 250kW.

"Up to 20 cars will compete against each other as the first international electric step to Rallycross over six European rounds. The Entry fees will be priced at 
€150,000 for the season or €30,000 per race," the statement added.

Written By Junaid Samodien

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