The Formula E electric racer is here.

To Soon Electrify the Track

To Soon Electrify the Track

Making its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Formula E Spark-Renault SRT racer features a 270 hp electric motors that's bolted to a monocoque chassis and runs on 18-inch rubber supplied by Michelin.

The first race featuring this electric machine will be held sometime next year as part of the Formula E Championship series.

Tens teams and twenty drivers will take part in the inaugural season, which will see each driver race 2 vehicles (swapped during a mandatory "pit stop") during the one-hour events.

FIA President, Jean Todt, had this to say at the reveal:

"I congratulate all partners involved in the production of the fully-electric SRT_01E car – it is a fantastic achievement."

"The innovative technology deployed follows the best environmental practices, highlighting the potential of the Formula E Championship to spark a revolution in the development of new electromobility systems, not just for motorsport but also for everyday use. This new championship builds on the FIA’s traditional role as a leading promoter of innovation, technology and performance in the automotive sector."

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