FIA Creates A New Electric GT Racing Series With 700 kW Charging
The FIA, the governing physique of world motorsports, has introduced a new electric motor vehicle racing category. The race cars and trucks will be dependent on the GT3 category and the FIA says these forthcoming electric race cars and trucks “will exceed their combustion engine-powered counterparts in regions this sort of as acceleration and qualifying tempo.”
The FIA wants automotive brands and EV experts that haven’t previously competed to be part of the competition.
The least body weight for these race cars and trucks will be concerning one,490-one,530 kg (three,285-three,373 pounds), which is a bit extra than a common GT3 race motor vehicle. According to the FIA, “Setting the body weight threshold better than it is for the GT3 class will restrict the use of high priced products.”
The optimum power output allowed is 430 kW (577 hp). This permits for a -62 mph time of just 2.4 seconds. The polices established an 87-kWh battery pack dimensions restrict. Race cars and trucks will be allowed to have two or 4 electric motors and drive configurations can be two- or 4-wheel drive.
The FIA states that the forthcoming race cars and trucks
“will also aspect dynamic auto manage that will routinely modify the torque of each and every wheel independently dependent on pace, acceleration, traction and steering angle, so ensuring that the cars and trucks will have supreme dealing with features.”
Due to the fact this variety of racing involves stamina races, the FIA will deploy ultra-immediate charging for mid-race pit stops. According to the FIA,
“The cells have been made to make it possible for for 700kW peak regen and 700kW rapidly recharging that will enable them to replenish to 60% of their capability inside a handful of minutes throughout a mid-race pit end.”
The FIA also states that
“the charging network will be developed to meet up with the rapidly charging necessities and, depending on the location, will contain things of long term and temporary infrastructure.”
The competing teams will be allowed to decide and construct their possess one of a kind battery layout (contrary to System E), which will be supplied by Saft, a subsidiary of the Whole oil company. The battery packs will be dependent on lithium-ion pouch cells.
The FIA press launch also mentions the organization’s sustainability eyesight:
“The introduction of this new strategy is in line with the FIA’s very long-time period eyesight for the implementation of sustainable strength resources throughout its portfolio of motorsport disciplines, so location an illustration in the method to the reduction of CO₂ emission, whilst at the same time reflecting the most current tendencies in the automotive industry and responding to the requires of the marketplace.”