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.
|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)|
|Bodywork:||Extremely strong, light carbon-fibre composite|
|Motor:||Synchronous electric, producing 220kW (300hp) at 6,000rpm|
|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.|