24 Nov '13, 7pm

Formula E Racer Hits the Track

Formula E Racer Hits the Track

Formula E: Maiden Track Test for Spark-Renault The all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car has successfully completed its maiden track test at a circuit east of Paris (La Ferté Gaucher). The test marks an important new step in the car’s development following its unveiling at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Technical partner Renault attended the test to provide its expertise in the realms of both motorsport and electric vehicles. The fully-electric Spark Renault SRT_01E made its successful track debut at a circuit near La Ferté Gaucher, 80km east of Paris, France. In the hands of Lucas di Grassi, it completed 40 laps during the two-day run, the objective of which was to perform an overall systems check. For the purpose of this initial test, the Spark-Renault was equipped with smaller battery, limiting the maximum power to 50 kW instead of the 200kW (270hp) peak power ...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/11/24/formula-e-racer-hits-track/

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