McLaren to power Formula E
McLaren has announced it is to supply the electric motors, transmission and drive electronics for the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship. McLaren Electronic Systems (based in the McLaren HQ) will work with Spark Racing Technology (founded by ex-Lotus GP2 head Fredric Vasseur) who are producing the 42 'electric Formula' cars. The aim will be to have ten teams compete in the fourteen race FIA Formula E Championship, due to be launched in 2014.
McLaren to power Formula E racing series
Surrey (England), Nov 13 (IANS) McLaren Electronic Systems Ltd will provide the electric engine, transmission and electronics for cars that will participate in the FIA’s exciting new Formula E race series.
McLaren will be a key partner of Spark Racing Technology, which is led by Frederic Vasseur and is dedicated to the creation and assembly of the electric cars participating in Formula E.
McLaren and Spark Racing Technology will work together to design and assemble high performance, highly efficient electric cars which will soon be racing around cities across the globe.
The Championship will be launched in 2014. It will solely feature electric powered cars, will run exclusively in major international cities and it has all the assets needed to reach a worldwide audience.
As well as being an exciting new urban race series, it will facilitate the development of important new electric car technology which could one day feature in mainstream road cars.