Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) will launch their Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car as part of International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference in the UK.
The conference takes place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and will be headlined by Lola-Drayson B12/69EV project pioneer Lord Drayson, former Minister of Science and Innovation, alongside current Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green.
Supporting the event’s objective of promoting environmentally-friendly technologies, Drayson Racing and technical partner Lola Group will unveil the all-electric prototype, which they are developing as a demonstration platform for a number of new technologies and potentially to set new electric vehicle speed records.
Electric racing is really taking off with the launch of the new FIA Formula E world championship for electric racing cars planned for 2013 and we are delighted to be able to showcase at this conference the work we are doing to prepare for this exciting new championship. Electric racing is a major new business opportunity for motorsport and underlines the growing commercial potential of green racing with new drivetrains, new materials, new fuels and new aerodynamic developments that will be highlighted at the conference. It is an exciting time to be a race engineer.—Lord Drayson