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EV RACING

Electric Vehicle Racing

Electric motorsport is a type of motorsport that involves the competition of electric-powered vehicles, either in all-electric series or in open series, versus vehicles with various powertrains. Electric car racing is a type of motorsport in which vehicles are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries rather than gasoline. Electric race cars can compete in their category or an open series against gasoline-powered cars.

 

With the rise of electric vehicles in the early twenty-first century, major electric-only racing series for cars and motorbikes, such as the FIA Formula E Championship, have emerged. In other racing events, such as the Isle of Man TT and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, electric vehicles compete alongside combustion engine vehicles and, in some cases, win outright.

 

We're all familiar with consumer electric vehicles like Tesla. Still, in Europe, all major auto manufacturers are spending extensively on new electric race car designs to incorporate those developments into their consumer models eventually.

 

 Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche have increasingly debuted tech-savvy designs with some spectacular outcomes. Formula E co-founder Alberto Lonzo expects that the vehicles in this series will eclipse Formula 1 in the next ten years due to rapid technological advancements.