Spark-Renault SRT electric racer revealed ahead of a racing debut next year
Darren Moss
10 September 2013

The Formula E Spark-Renault SRT electric racecar has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.

Revealed by FIA President Jean Todt, the car is a fully-electric single-seat race car which has been developed in co-operation with Renault, Dallara, McLaren and Williams among others.

Powered by a 270bhp electric motor bolted into a monocoque chassis and running on custom made 18-inch tyres supplied by Michelin, the Formula-E racer will compete in the inaugrual Formula E Championship next year. 

The championship is the world's first global race series purely for electric cars. The series will feature ten teams and twenty drivers - with each driver racing two cars during the course of each one-hour race.

The car has been ten months in the making, says manufacturer Spark Racing Technology, with the design headed by Frederic Vasseur. Speaking at the launch Todt said: "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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