ACCIONA wrote history in Argentina. It was the first time in the 37-year history of the Dakar Rally that a fully electric vehicle completed a stage in one of the most legendary automotive competitions.

Starting in Buenos Aires, where the electric motorsport series Formula E races too, pilots Albert Bosch and Agustín Payá completed the special stage over 175 kilometres in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

No problems have been reported for the purpose built electric racer, which consists of 4 removable Lithium Ion battery packs (140kWh).

Here are the first images provided by ACCIONIA / Jesús Renedo.

Specifications

Class:T1 - “NRJ-Alternative Energy Challenge”
Energy system:range of 350km in race conditions
Battery recharging systems using the electricity network:domestic charging port (220V), industrial connection (400V) and fast recharging system (50kW)
Total length: 5.05m / total width: 2.18m/ Distance between axles: 3.16m
Height: 1.90m (variable according to shock absorber compression)
Maximum weight: 2,550kg (at maximum energy capacity)
Average weight:2,100kg (at 75% energy capacity)
Minimum weight:1,250kg (at 25% energy capacity)
Chassis:Chrome-moly tubing
Bodywork: Extremely strong, light carbon-fibre composite
Motor: Synchronous electric, producing 220kW (300hp) at 6,000rpm
Torque:700 Nm
Batteries: 140kW/h lithium-ion batteries in 4 removable packs
Solar panel: High-performance panel producing 100Wh
Maximum speed: 150km/h, self-limited electronically
Energy consumption (kWh): from 20 to 45kWh/ 100Km (according to type of terrain)
CO2 emissions in race:0 gr.

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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