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China Racing Choose NEXTEV Powertrain for Formula E Season Two

China Racing will run a powertrain built by Chinese EV technology firm NEXTEV in season two of the FIA Formula E Championship. NEXTEV are one of the eight manufacturers selected to build components for season two, when the regulations regarding the powertrain are opened up to allow competition.

China Racing has already released some technical details of the new powertrain, which will run dual electric motors coupled with dual controllers and a gearbox configuration aims to maximize efficiency in both drive and regeneration modes.

The build process is now underway, with season two testing starting on August 10. Steven Lu, CEO of China Racing,

“These are tremendously exciting times for Team China Racing. NEXTEV is our technology development company and we already have several new EV powertrain programs for automotive and commercial vehicle OE’s, as well as building two complete sets of battery electric race cars for racing in China. Formula E is the ideal testing and development platform for us because this is world class competition, and we are passionate about world class performance on and off track. EV technology development in China is still in early stage and through NEXTEV we intend to play a leading role in this market.”

China Racing FIA Formula E Testing at Donington Park July 2014 - PHOTO: Jonathan Musk

Source; FIA Formula E