The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) at the meeting in Manila, Philippines confirmed plans for the World Rallycross Championship to become electric by 2020.

The series will maintain a similar number of races in the season and the same sporting format and will continue to be open to both factory and privateer entrants. They will be able to homologate their cars for which they will use the same batteries and chassis as the factory teams, but their bodies can be replaced by their own on the basis of the "generic car model" from the FIA.

In February, FIA already announced an offer to buy single chassis and engines. The development of the chassis based on the monocoque from carbon fiber, which allow the use of a four-wheel drive, was taken care of by the French Oreco supplier and the batteries were supplied by Williams as the sole supplier.

Factory and private teams will build their own powertrain in these chassis, which will derive from the specifications that apply to Formula E vehicles The rules will be adapted to limit the drivers' expenses and development, and thus make possible more competition. Cars will have two engines, one on each axle, which will develop 500 kilowatts.

June 9, 2018 Driving photo: Newspress

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