Unveiled in Sept 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Formula E fully electric spark Renault SRT-01E car completed 1000 km of testing without any trouble in its design.
Since its unveiling, the 200 kw single seater has undergone a strenuous testing schedule. It is built by Spark Racing Technology with an association with some of the leading motorsport companies.
Most of the running test has taken place at La Ferté-Gaucher circuit outside Paris together with sessions at Circuit du Luc in south east France, using the full 200kw battery as opposed to the quarter power one used earlier. Along with Spark Racing Technology other well known companies as McLaren, Renault, Williams, Dallara and Michelin have all collaborated on the revolutionary racer which boasts a top speed of 225kph (150mph) and can accelerate from 0-100kph (0-62mph) in just over three seconds.
Théophile Gouzin from Spark Racing Technology, who has been supervising all of the car’s development work, said: “To date we have clocked up around 750km at La Ferté-Gaucher with the remainder at Circuit du Luc. Since its maiden test back in November last year we have had nothing but struggle-free running which is remarkable for such a pioneering new car and is testament to the work and know-how of all our partners. Next month we move into the closing stages of the testing schedule focusing on tyre development.”