An electric race car has lapped Daytona for the first time

This is the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, an electric racing car being developed for a new EV touring car category. [credit:
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The annual 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida got under way on Saturday afternoon. And this year’s race has been a pretty good one so far—although there are still nearly seven hours left to run as I write this. This year is the 59th running of a race that has become, unofficially at least, the start of the year’s racing season for many. But on Friday, the 3.5-mile (5.6km) road course tried something new, when an electric racing car took to the track for for some demonstration laps: the first time a racing EV has done so. With any luck, it may be a herald of things to come as the sport’s organizers explore the potential


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1738501

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