Volkswagen is pushing for World and Global Rallycross Championship regulations to be developed for all-electric supercars, as a way to show off the advancing capability of the technology.
However, the firm’s head of technology, Franck Welsch, revealed that he was keen to see race organisers adopt an all-electric format, either alongside the top category or in place of it.
“I can certainly imagine a championship done with all-electric cars,” he said. “The races are around six minutes long, which allows for short, intense bursts of competition and then charging.
“Today these cars are super-powerful, have torque from hell and use all-wheel drive. Electric drivetrains could deliver that.
“If the championship moved that way it would be perfect for us. We are already in discussions with organisers to that effect.”