First-ever electric vehicle heralds new era of motorsport
Work has begun on our first-ever electric race car as part of an exciting new project that heralds a new motorsport era for Hyundai Motorsport.
The car, which has been designed and built at our Alzenau headquarters, will break cover for the first time on the media day of this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September.
The move to electric continues the growth of our company, which has become well established in rallying and circuit racing. We are leading a closely fought Manufacturers’ Championship in the WRC, and can also boast a successful Customer Racing division.
We have developed the competitive i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR cars which, between them, have claimed victories and championships in motorsport series around the world.
Dawn of a new era
Mirroring the move towards hybrid technology and electrification in the automotive industry, motorsport has also ventured into new territory in recent years with the introduction of electric and hybrid series and regulations.
This exciting new chapter promises to showcase Hyundai’s high-performance capabilities, green technology credentials and unwavering passion for motorsport.
“A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport,” said our Team Director Andrea Adamo. “For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labours. It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry. There’s not much longer to wait; all will be revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt in early September.”
The first glimpses of our newest car can be seen in videos published on our social media channels, offering a hint of what is to come at the official reveal.