EV Cup Classes and Details Released

As we told you at the beginning of the month, the first competition intended for electric vehicles will debut across Europe in 2011, in Great Britain, France and Germany. Now, the organizers of the new racing series, EEVRC, has released the details of the classe which will form the series, as well as the requirements needed by EVs to be eligible.

In all, there will be four main categories: TH!NK, Lightning, Ginetta and GreenGT, named after the four manufacturers which have expressed their interest so far.

The Think class will be a single-make race, with stripped out vehicles to be provided by Norwegian carmaker Think. Here, races will take place with speeds of up to 100km/h.

Lightning will be made up of cars built by Lightning Car Company and based on the Lightning GT Road car, while Ginetta will follow about the same path, with cars to be sourced from the Ginetta 650.

The most exciting class however will remain the GreenGT, where all non-production electric vehicles may enter, regardless of their weight and power. The cars however will not race each other at the same time, but they will be timed while running for five laps.

We are creating an opportunity for the EV manufacturers to promote their vehicles in a new and exciting way. We want to show that green motor sport is a reality – and an exciting one at that,” Sylvain Filippi, EEVRC managing director said in a release.

The EV Cup will debut in 2010 with a number of promotional event in the UK and mainland Europe, with the first event to be held in Monaco.
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