I’m a very curious guy, curious by nature and I like to subsribe to newletters (also by nature). I obviously had to sign up for the EV Cup’s newsletter and found one in my e-mail inbox today. Looks like Portugal and Spain aren’t going to happen this year but Uncle Sam’s land is being featured on the calendar, which once again proves Europe is somewhat lagging behind when it comes to showing some interest in this form of racing. I’m looking forward to 2012 and good luck the guys at the EV Cup. Here’s the press release…
The EV Cup, the world’s first racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, will now start in the United States in November rather than in the UK this summer as originally planned. The series will start with two race events in California, at Laguna Seca in November and at Auto Club Speedway in December before a full series launch in 2012.
Explaining the reason for the change, Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director of the EV Cup, said: “The EV world is developing extremely quickly with technical advances happening almost on a daily basis. The requirements for safety aspects and the delivery schedule for race cars was not going to allow sufficient time for testing. We need to ensure that we are absolutely ready and have everything exactly right before we start.
“The interest in the EV Cup has been fantastic, especially in the US which is why we wanted to keep our two race events there this year. We plan to begin the full series early in 2012 and will expect to start with races in the US again before coming back to Europe for races here. It was a difficult decision to make but we believe it is the best way to move forward. We have notified all circuits concerned.”
Electric Vehicle Cup (EV Cup) presents the world’s first ‘green’ motor racing series based totally around zero-emission electric cars, providing the platform for sustainable motor sport.