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Electric World Rallycross Plans Approved for 2020 Debut

FIA World Motorsport Council approves Electric World Rallycross Championship plans…

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Proposals to bring electric technology to the FIA World Rallycross Championship and transform it into the FIA Electric World Rallycross Championship have been approved by the World Motorsports Council.

Several details of the sporting and technical regulations have also been revealed ahead of the series’ 2020 debut.

All cars will have Oreca-built chassis and Williams batteries with the two manufacturers confirmed as sole suppliers for the series until 2023.

Cars will have two electric motors and will produce 500 kW of power. Powertrain regulations are based on those used in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with some restrictions to control costs.

The series will have 12 to 14 events per season and will remain with the same format as it currently uses, with practice followed by four qualifying heats, two semi finals and one final race.

Entries are reserved for two-car teams while World Championships for drivers and manufacturers will be contested.

A Team Trophy has also been announced for private teams which must design their car’s bodywork “from a generic car model required by the FIA”.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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