2011 EcoVelocity Preview: EVCup iRacer

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2011

The team supporting the EVCUP will be launching the iRACER during the EcoVelocity low-carbon motor festival next month at the Battersea Power Station of London. The EVCUP is the first circuit racing series exclusively in the world that features zero-emission electric cars.

The race series organizers will soon disclose the definitive specifications and look of the iRACER, which is a track-focused EV, engineered and designed from scratch as a pure race vehicle. It will compete in the “Sports EV” category of the series which gets underway in California this November.

The iRACER is added to the array of the world’s most stunning environmental-friendly vehicle that will be displayed at the show’s green supercar paddock.

Giles Brown, EcoVelocity event director, commented that the EVCUP has already produced a massive stir in the world of motoring since it was launched, and that they are pleased to welcome it at EcoVelocity. He added that having the EVCUP is extremely positive and emphasizes the fact that greener motoring is very much on the motor racing agenda these days.

In addition, EVCUP Managing Director Sylvain Filippi added that they are very excited at the possibility of launching the iRacer. He stated further that they are delighted to take part in EcoVelocity, an event that highlights the importance of driving greener, cleaner vehicles in urban environments.

In November, the EVCUP will kick off in the United States with two race events in California, specifically at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on November 26 and at the Auto Club Speedway on the December 17, prior to a full series launch next year.

EcoVelocity will run on September 8 -11 at Battersea Power Station, featuring the latest green model units such as hybrid, electric and low CO2-emitting vehicles. The event will allow test drives on a specially-constructed circuit under the aegis of the well-known power station.

Press Release

EVCUP TO UNVEIL iRACER AT ECOVELOCITY

The team behind the EVCUP, the world’s first circuit racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, has announced it will be unveiling the iRACER, at next month’s EcoVelocity low-carbon motor festival at London’s Battersea Power Station.

The race series organisers will reveal the definitive look and specifications of the iRACER, a track focused electric vehicle, designed and engineered from the ground up as a pure race car, which will compete in the ‘Sports EV’ classification of the series which gets underway in November in California.

The addition of the iRACER will add to the stellar collection of the world’s most head-turning eco-friendly metal which will be on display at the show’s green supercar paddock.

EcoVelocity Event Director, Giles Brown, said: “The EVCUP has already created an enormous stir in the world of motoring since its launch, and we are very pleased to welcome it at EcoVelocity to have EVCUP on board is extremely positive, and highlights the fact that greener motoring is now very much on the motor racing agenda”

EVCUP Managing Director Sylvain Filippi added: “We are very excited at the prospect of unveiling the iRacer and we are delighted to be taking part in EcoVelocity, an event that helps to highlight the importance of driving cleaner, greener cars in our urban environments.”

The EVCUP will kick-off in the United States in November, with two race events in California, the first at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the 26th November and the second at Auto Club Speedway on the 17th December before a full series launch in 2012.

EcoVelocity will run from September 8-11th at Battersea Power Station and will feature the latest green models, including electric, hybrid and low CO2-emitting cars, as well as providing test drives on a specially-constructed circuit in the shadow of the famous power station.

Topics: electric car

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