Lola, Drayson Racing announce electric car partnership

Lola, Drayson Racing announce electric car partnership
Lola Cars and Drayson Racing have announced a collaboration to deliver an all electric prototype race car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV.

Cambridge based Lola Cars will have responsibility for developing the racing car chassis and Drayson will have responsibility for developing the electric drivetrain. The project aims to fast track the development of a range of new and next generation technologies, including an all electric drivetrain and sustainably sourced composite parts for the B12/69EV.

The Lola-Drayson will be showcased during the last quarter of this year at a public test session, where the aim will be to evidence the high performance of the electric powered race car on the track and to make public the innovative technologies being developed on the car. The ultimate goal of the Lola-Drayson partnership is to deliver an all electric race car for the 2013 FIA electric car championship.

"This joint technology showcase programme will truly evidence the technical excellence that exists within Lola," said Robin Brundle, managing directo, Lola Cars. "We are delighted to work with Drayson Racing and on this very exciting and multi industry led programme. You cannot fail to be impressed with the full range of new technology that will be used in this first project."

Lord Paul Drayson, managing partner of Drayson Racing, added: "This project aims to tap into the huge demand from high tech industry for innovative new technologies that improve vehicle performance and sustainability. The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV will act as a racing laboratory, catalysing technology innovation and driving commercial application in the automotive and related industries."

Laura Hopperton

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