Electric trucks in the races of 2023July 12, 2022
Following approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council yesterday in Paris, the FIA Truck Racing Commission has approved the 2023 FIA ETRC Technical Regulations.
In line with the sustainability roadmap developed by the commission, fully electric and hybrid powertrains will be allowed in the championship from next year, alongside the current generation of combustion engine racing trucks.
“The way is now paved for alternative powertrains to join the truck racing grid, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said ETRA CEO Georg Fuchs.
“Together with the FIA Technical Department we have been working on the energy transformation process with the aim of being technically ready to welcome any technology and form of energy, whether synthetic fuel, hybrid or electric powered on the same grid.
The commission’s approval to bring more sustainable technologies online is another important step in our sustainability transformation.
One of the cornerstones of our strategy is to be open to any type of technology, while at the same time continuing to focus on truck and motorsport fans and their passion for truck racing.
Through the excitement of sport and positive emotions we are in a unique position to demonstrate new technologies to industry representatives and increase acceptance of sustainable solutions among customers and end users, professional truckers.”
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has also given the go-ahead for ETRA, the promoter of the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to explore the possibilities of running a long-distance truck racing format as an independent project.