Monday, December 19, 2011

Lola-Drayson All-Electric Car to be unveiled at 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference

The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car will be launched at the International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference.

Drayson Racing is headed by Lord Drayson, former Minister of Science and Innovation, alongside current Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green.  While the team races with high powered gas cars, they're also working on electric race cars. 

Lord Drayson, Managing Partner at Drayson Racing Technologies and President of the Motorsport Industry Association commented: “Electric racing is really taking off with the launch of the new FIA Formula E world championship for electric racing cars planned for 2013 and we are delighted to be able to showcase at this conference the work we are doing to prepare for this exciting new championship. Electric racing is a major new business opportunity for motorsport and underlines the growing commercial potential of green racing with new drivetrains, new materials, new fuels and new aerodynamic developments that will be highlighted at the conference. It is an exciting time to be a race engineer.”

“Lola is pleased to be present at the 2012 MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference and delighted to unveil the all-electric powered Lola-Drayson B12/69EV,” commented Robin Brundle, Lola Group Managing Director. “This innovative new project will evidence several new technologies with a variety of well-known technical suppliers, to show that zero carbon, clean racing can be fast and exciting whilst offering a stimulating engineering challenge.”

Drayson Racing is also working with Vantage Power on electric car development.

Lola-Drayson All-Electric Car to be unveiled at 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference

6th MIA International Low Carbon Racing Conference at Autosport International

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