EV Cup, the world's first racing series dedicated solely to zero-emissions vehicles, was initially scheduled to kick off in August with an inaugural race in the UK. That tentative schedule was quickly altered and the Cup's first two preliminary races were pushing back to late 2011. Speaking about that delay, Sylvian Fillippi, managing director of EV Cup, stated:
EV Cup, the world's first racing series dedicated solely to zero-emissions vehicles, was scheduled to kick off in August with an inaugural race in the UK, followed by events in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. Well, that schedule has been altered, and the official launch has effectively been pushed back to 2012.
EV Cup, the world's first racing series dedicated solely to zero emission vehicles, starts this August with a debut race in the UK, followed by events in Spain, Portugal, and the U.S. Drivers will compete in three categories: the City EV class, which will feature the tiny Think vehicles; the Sports EV class, with drivers racing in Westfield iRACERs; and the Prototype EV class, wherein non-production EVs (with very little limitations) will go head-to-head in time trials.
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If you've been impatiently waiting to watch electric cars rip racetrack asphalt asunder, an end to your suffering may be in sight. A new racing series branded EV Cup has just been launched in London with plans to bring 3 separate classes of cars to a half-dozen tracks around Europe beginning in 2011. City and Sports EV series would consist of mono-maker grids using production vehicles, though they would receive some race prep in the way of stripped-out cabins and juiced-up powertrains. The Proto