Electric Cupra e-Racer ventures on track for the first time

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Cupra has tested its 680bhp, EV e-Racer on track to validate the integration of the electrical, battery, cooling and propulsion systems. The development team was reportedly very pleased with the car’s performance.

The e-racer was presented at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and is built for the new E TCR series, the first electric, multi-brand touring car championship.

All components had been individually tested before, but the Cupra e-racer’s outing at a racetrack in Zagreb, Croatia, was the first test of how all systems work installed in the vehicle.

The battery pack on the e-racer is made up of 6,072 round cell batteries, allowing a competitive range for the E TCR championship.

SEAT vice president for research and development, Dr Matthias Rabe, said, “With the Cupra e-Racer we want to bring racing to the next level. We believe we can help reinvent motorsport and achieve success. Motorsport is one of the pillars of Cupra, and we are proud of the team that is making this electric touring racecar possible.”

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Illya joined UKi Media & Events in 2018 having completed an Automotive Journalism MA course at Coventry University. As expo news editor, he writes about the new products and technologies that can be found at UKi Media & Events' many exhibitions, as well as contributing to UKi's various magazines and websites.

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