TodayApril 15, 2022

Hyundai Motorsport ventures into electric car racing

Electric car racing

* Hyundai Motorsport is working on an electric race car, venturing into a new era of motorsport for the car company

* It is the first-ever electric race car to be created by Hyundai Motorsport from its Alzenau, Germany headquarters

* The car will make its first debut on the media day at the Frankfurt Auto Show; International Motor Show (IAA) in September.

The electric car was designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The electric race car will debut for the first time on September 10, the first media day of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

Hyundai Motorsport is well established in rallying and circuit racing since its inception in 2012. The move to electric continues the growth of multiple rally-winning WRC team, that is in its sixth season, and is currently leading a closely fought Manufacturers’ Championship.

In September 2015 Hyundai established a successful Customer Racing division which has developed the competitive i20 R5, i30 N TCR, and Veloster N TCR cars that have claimed victories and championships in motorsport series around the world.

Hyundai is mirroring the move towards hybrid technology and electrification in the automotive industry to the motorsport industry, venturing into new territory in recent years with the introduction of electric and hybrid series and regulations races. These races are new ways for Hyundai to showcase the electric high-performance technology, its green technology credentials, and its unwavering passion for motorsport.

“A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on a new electric vehicle, and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labors,” Andrea Adamo, Team Director said. “It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry. There’s not much longer to wait; all will be revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt in early September.”

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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