Thursday, 5 December 2019

FIA selects energy supplier for the electrification of World RX from 2021

GCK Energy will supply the charging power and infrastructure for the FIA World Rallycross Championship from 2021, the World Motor Sport Council has confirmed.

Following the FIA's invitation to tender on 5 July 2019, GCK Energy has been selected as the official energy supplier for the electrification of the FIA World Rallycross and the FIA Junior eRallycross Championship from 2021 to 2024.

GCK partnered with IBS and Socomec earlier this year to create alternative energy solutions and a bespoke solar energy storage system for use in the FIA World RX paddock. GCK Energy will supply the entire paddock with the newly developing charging unit from 2021 

Throughout the 2019 season, the GCK squad operated 100% autonomously on renewable power.  

In October, GCK presented their project e-car in Latvia, as a demonstration of new mobile energy storage solutions. The e’car was a mobile energy storage unit, created in partnership with E’nergys, IBS and Pegasus Racing, which aims to enable the rapid recharging of future electric racing cars, using clean energy storage solutions and without requiring investment in the infrastructure of the automotive circuit.

Written By - Junaid Samodien

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