Red Bull Global Rallycross Plans to Add Electric Racing Class In 2018

Flickr CC/Nic Redhead

Flickr CC/Nic Redhead

Red Bull Global Rallycross has apparently been following the success of the Formula E Racing Series and the increasing popularity of racing electric vehicles.

Red Bull Global Rallycross recently announced it will soon be adding an all-electric class of racing, reportedly some time in 2018.

“The electric car is one of the hottest topics in the automotive industry, and manufacturers across the globe have recognized its immense potential,” stated Red Bull Global Rallycross series CEO Colin Dyne. “We want to embrace this technology by welcoming it into our series as we continue to grow and expand.”

At the moment, no manufacturers or drivers are associated with the series since the announcement just happened but that is expected to change sooner rather than later.

In order to wrap your head around what these electric cars are capable of, check out the video below of former rally champion Manfred Stohl driving a modified, electric, 550 horsepower Peugeot.

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