We’ve already talked about the decision made by the organizers of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship to welcome electric and hybrid trucks from 2023 onwards. So, the championship that is about to begin in May 2023 from Misano (Italy) and will host 9 race weekends instead of 8 (a race weekend in Poznan, Poland, was added to next year’s calendar) might see some contenders on trucks with alternative powertrain.
More into details, trucks with alternative powertrains must be hybrid (any type) or full electric. They have to undergo a full technical inspection by the FIA and be awarded with an FIA/F Technical Passport before they can take to the track.
Open-minded European Truck Racing: Managing director Fuchs speaking
“The approval of the new regulation by the FIA World Motorsport Council to add electric and hybrid technologies to the technical regulations is an important next step in our sustainability roadmap,” said Georg Fuchs, ETRA Managing director. “We have been working on the energy transformation together with the FIA Technical Department to be prepared to welcome any technology and energy form, powered by synthetic fuel, hybrid or electric on the same grid.”
“Adding electric powertrains to the grid opens up completely new possibilities,” added Fuchs. “The huge torque of electric engines can add to more exciting and action-packed racing”.