The ice racing series Andros Trophy aims to merge the electric division with its top category consisting of conventionally-powered race cars. The French motorsport federation FFSA allows Andros Trophy organisers 2MO to increase the performance of the current vehicles in the Trophée Andros Electrique to meet their V6-powered counterparts.
Exagon Engineering, the firm that has built the electric racers, has been given the objective to equal performances. This may be done by weight, or to adjust the number of studs permitted to be used in the tires.
“I think it can happen for next year. The French federation allowed us to create new rules to allow electric cars in every category. We can make sure things are equal with weight, or by using more or less studs. That’s easy, no problem”, Andros Trophy founder Max Mamers told Motorsport.com.
The organisers might be the first to host a championship in which electric vehicles are mixed with conventionally-fuelled vehicles. “I hope we are the first,” he added. “I think for sprint racing like the Andros Trophy, electric technology can be the best in the future.”
Rallycross seems indeed suited for electric vehicles as its race format is short. In January a fully-electric rallycross series called E/RACING was announced and the first race should take place in the end of October. The Austrian firm STARD has already developed a 500kW-strong prototype.