Electric-Powered Le Mans Prototype Unveiled

Electric-Powered Le Mans Prototype Unveiled

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Drayson Racing Technologies and Lola Group unveiled its much-anticipated electric-powered Le Mans prototype racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, at the 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference at the NEC, Birmingham, England.

Project pioneer Lord Drayson, former Minister of Science and Innovation, managing partner at Drayson Racing Technologies and President of the Motorsport Industry Association comments:

"Electric racing represents a considerable new business opportunity for motorsport and underlines the growing commercial potential of green racing and technology. Electric-powered 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 thrilled to be at the forefront of the push for innovation at such an exciting time for the sport and industry.

"Indeed, the B12/69EV racing car showcases advances such as inductive charging, composite battery power, moveable aerodynamics and electrical regenerative damping, making it one of the most innovative clean-tech motorsport project in the world. With over 850 bhp, it aims to be the fastest electric-powered racecar to lap a circuit."

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