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Formula E reveals race car design

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 18:36 -- Ruth Williams

The design of the Formula E racing car has been unveiled. The look is not dissimilar to a conventional racing car, it is a futuristic looking single-seater capable of reaching 0 – 100kph in under three seconds.

The Spark-Renault SRT_01E is under construction by Spark Racing Technology, with a technical partnership with Renault, in preparation for the 2014 inaugural race series.

The races will take place on street circuits in ten cities around the world, following the principles of Formula 1. It differs in its zero-carbon targets; the cars must be wholly electric.

The races are intended to show that electric vehicles can be as fast, powerful and exciting as ICE race cars whilst bolstering technological and mechanical developments for electric passenger vehicles. The battery and powertrain components have yet to be announced. The chassis will be produced by Dallara and the tyres will be supplied by Michelin.