A separate electrical class will appear in the WRX

A separate electrical class will appear in the WRX

April 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In the medium term, the World Rally Cross Championship will avoid electrification, about which there have been so many conversations over the past year.

It was originally planned that the transition of the WRX to electric vehicles will take place in 2020, then this process was postponed to the 2021st. But just last week it became known that the organizers refused to switch to hybrid or electric technologies. In the foreseeable future, cars of the world rally-cross championship will still be equipped with a 600-horsepower two-liter turbo engine. But in order to keep up with the times, the organizers promise to launch a separate class of electric cars called Projekt E. no later than 2021.

“We have been negotiating with a number of manufacturers for almost two years. But in the end it became clear that they were not ready to undertake obligations in sufficient quantity for the idea of ​​electrification of the championship to be implemented, ”commented Torben Olsen, Managing Director of WRX. “But we believe that Projekt E will be a good step forward and allow us to use the latest technologies, follow modern trends, as well as demonstrate the speed and entertainment of electric vehicles.”

The new season of WRX starts on April 5 at the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.