Tuesday, 23 August 2011
iRACER at Ecovelocity
Another day, another press release and another reason to get your tickets for the forthcoming Ecovelocity show – this time, to catch a glimpse of the future of racing? This is the iRACER, built by the team behind the EVCUP, the world’s first circuit racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles. They will be unveiling the iRACER in the supercar paddock, at next month’s EcoVelocity low-carbon motor festival at London’s Battersea Power Station. At the show, the race series organisers will reveal the definitive look and specifications of the iRACER – a totally 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. 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. To purchase tickets visit www.ecovelocity.co.uk.