EVCUP to Unveil iRACER at EcoVelocity

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The team behind the EVCUP, the world’s first circuit racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, has announced it will be unveiling the iRACER, at next month’s EcoVelocity low-carbon motor festival at London’s Battersea Power Station.

The race series organisers will reveal the definitive look and specifications of the iRACER, a track focused electric vehicle, designed and engineered from the ground up as a pure race car, which will compete in the ‘Sports EV’ classification of the series which gets underway in November in California.

The addition of the iRACER will add to the stellar collection of the world’s most head-turning eco-friendly metal which will be on display at the show’s green supercar paddock.

EcoVelocity Event Director, Giles Brown, said: “The EVCUP has already created an enormous stir in the world of motoring since its launch, and we are very pleased to welcome it to EcoVelocity. To have EVCUP on board is extremely positive, and highlights the fact that greener motoring is now very much on the motor racing agenda.”

EVCUP Managing Director Sylvain Filippi added: “We are very excited at the prospect of unveiling the iRacer and we are delighted to be taking part in EcoVelocity, an event that helps to highlight the importance of driving cleaner, greener cars in our urban environments.”

The EVCUP will kick-off in the United States in November, with two race events in California, the first at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the 26th November and the second at Auto Club Speedway on the 17th December before a full series launch in 2012.

EcoVelocity will run from September 8-11th at Battersea Power Station and will feature the latest green models, including electric, hybrid and low CO2-emitting cars, as well as providing test drives on a specially-constructed circuit in the shadow of the famous power station.

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ABOUT EVCUP

Electric Vehicle Cup (EVCUP) presents the world’s first circuit racing series based totally around zero-emission electric cars, providing the platform for sustainable motorsport.

About Westfield iRACER

The iRACER is the result of a collaborative project between Westfield Sportscars, and Niche Vehicle Network partners Potenza Technology, Delta Motorsport, RDM Automotive, and Coventry University.  Funded through an Advantage West Midlands programme, the vehicle has been styled by upcoming designer Elliott Hawkins from the Royal College of Arts.

About EcoVelocity

EcoVelocity will run from September 8-11th at Battersea Power Station and will feature the latest green models, including electric, hybrid and low CO2-emitting cars, as well as providing test drives on a specially-constructed circuit in the shadow of the famous power station. For more details, visit: www.ecovelocity.co.uk