This is the world’s first electric Formula Car. It also happens to be the world’s fastest electric racing car.

This is no hybrid, or some kind of extended range petrol electric project – it’s the real deal and it’s powered solely by electricity.

Right about now, you’ll probably be thinking, OK but it’s not that quick is it, or there’s some excuse as to why we can’t compare it to the current line-up of petrol powered formula race cars.

That line of thinking has no place with the two French companies, FCI and Formulec, who have gathered a team of people and companies from the world of Formula One, to realise this astonishing project.

It’s performance is mind blowing, with acceleration from 0-100km/h is a remarkable 3-seconds, with a top speed of 250km/h.

FCI’s expertise is in the area of connectors, and the car’s interconnection system uses FCI’s hi-performance connector, the RCS800 to transmit power from the battery to the electric engine in an ultra compact solution.

President of Formulec Eric Barbaroux says,

“As the Formulec project grows and gains resonance amongst political authorities and the public, we are very happy that FCI accepted to join in. FCI’s technological background makes them a valuable partner to support us in pushing our car’s limits. Together, we spearhead the path to a greener future in motorsport.”

A similar mindset also exits at FCI, as stated by GM and VP Liam Butterworth, when he said,

“The Formulec project perfectly matches our vision of what innovation should be. Just like Formulec, FCI develops technological breakthroughs that will become the reference for standard applications in the near future.”

The Electric Formula Car will spend the remainder of 2011 touring the world at numerous events and showcases, while in 2012, Formulec intends to set up the first full electric single- seater races.




  • JEKYL & HYDE

    and the 10 second pit stop is aided by what,bolt of lightning maybe…

  • andronicus

    Whats a regular F1 vehicle’s stats? For comparison….??? 0-100 etc.

  • Rocketman

    Andronicus, an F1 car does 0-100km-h in 2.5 seconds, so acceleration of this car is on the money (or very close)by the looks of things.

    • andronicus

      thanks for that. pretty quick for an EV!

      • Dale

        What’s even more impressive about F1 cars is their braking ability. They can go from 0-100km/h and back to 0km/h in 3 seconds. So for me, I’d like to know the weight of this car.

  • Leyianart

    How long does it run for?

    5min and charge for 24h?

    • G

      Exactly. It’s a good start but the biggest problem with electric cars today is not performance – it’s economy/range. Until they can solve that problem it’s not viable. You can’t recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to refuel anything petrol/diesel powered.

      • Stoney

        You can if its just a quick swap battery change in pit lane….

        Stoney!

      • Robert

        the same problem when petrol cars were first built, power wasn’t an issue, they just built a bigger engine, bigger cubes, more displacement. it’s economy that’s always been the challenge

      • ze scheister

        nuclear fuel cells! a-la the terminator, systems model 101

  • Phil

    A “remarkable” 3 secs 0-100km\h doesn’t seem “mind blowing” to me when the Tesla roadster S already does it in 3.7

    Strip out the Tesla’s passenger seat, air conditioning, sound system, insulation, windscreen, lighting and all other non essentials and it would probably do 3.0 too.

  • http://electric-vehicles-cars-bikes.blogspot.com/ Paul

    An F1 car does:

    0 – 100 kmh in 1.7 sec
    0 – 200 kmh in 3.8 sec

    It’s EASY to find actual FACTS on Google.

    • andronicus

      its even easier to just wait for you to post them Paul…good work :)

      • Dale

        0 – 100 km/h and back to standstill in 3 seconds, very cool :)

  • Shak

    No information on the weight CA? Because as we know, batteries are damned heavy things.

  • andronicus

    i think i see that front wing flexing…..DQ

  • Harry B

    Yes since many hyper cars and super cars already can do 0-100 in 3 seconds and go 100 kph faster this just seems to be a bit of a flop for a racing car…….

    Racing cars are meant to be faster versions of whats already out there, what does this say about an f1 car that is slower then most super cars

  • Anthony

    It would be great to see a shed load of cash put into a multi year international racing comp (a-la F1) for these things… then we’d start to see some development.

    Look at all the money spent on refining combustion engines (2 and 4 stroke) in the last umpteen years… imagine if a similar amount was spent on electric motors and energy storage! I’m sure boffins the likes of the F1 teams would get them working pretty quickly.

  • toxic_horse

    It may not be as fast as a F1 but i reckon its cool. you guys that are bagging this car out. If no one ever tryies somthing new then nothing ever changes.

  • http://yahoo Andrew

    As a racing car I wouldn’t care if they were as fast as an F1. The shreik of an F1 engine, and the boom,boom,boom of the unburnt fuel when braking is half the experience & what gets people to watch F1 live. Silent motorsport? Nahhhh. Nice tech applications for the road though…

  • Faraday

    Check out the Formulec videos on youtube.
    The soundtracks are ghastly – overlayed with pseudo machismo orchestral 80′s cringe.