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Greenlight for electric World Rallycross series - FIA

2018-06-08 20:20

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has approved plans for the FIA World Rallycross Championship to be an electric series from 2020. 

The FIA and a number of automakers have collaborated on this project for past eighteen months. 

The FIA said: "We will continue to work closely with the car manufacturers in the run-up to the July 30 deadline for their commitment to the electric Championship."

The FIA has appointed single suppliers for two key common parts of the Championship car; ORECA has been appointed as the single supplier for the chassis and Williams Advanced Engineering has been appointed as the single supplier for the battery. 

Paul Bellamy, IMG’s Senior Vice President for Motorsports said: "We are pleased about the single supplier appointments as the success and track record of each company speaks for itself."

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