The 65th edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show is the venue for the unveiling of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully-electric, single-seater which will compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

The 65th edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show is the venue for the unveiling of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully-electric, single-seater which will compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

Designed and built by Spark Racing Technology, the SRT_01E has a monocoque chassis produced by Dallara from carbon fiber and aluminum which complies with the 2014 FIA crash tests. McLaren Electronics Systems is in charge of providing the electric motor, gearbox and electronics, while Williams Advanced Engineering takes care of the design, battery supply and battery management system.

The electric racecar has an output of 268 bhp (200 kW) and comes with custom 18-inch treaded tires developed by Michelin which will be used for both dry and wet conditions. Renault will be responsible for seeing all the parts put together, as well as dealing with performance optimization and powertrain electrical safety.

All 10 teams and 20 drivers will use it to compete next year in the Formula E Championship. This will apply only for the inaugural season as Formula E wants to be an open championship which encourages automakers to build their own electric racers.

More details are disclosed in the press release section.

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