Many may think that the first electric racing division was the ABB FIA Formula E, however, this is not so, since e-Trophée Andros is the category that dared to take one of the first leaps towards sustainability. Learn all the details about this branch of motorsport, its format, modality, vehicle and characteristics.
e-Trophée Andros takes place in France on the nation’s freezing ice. While the category was born in 1990, in 2019, it was electrified to give continuity to the division in a green way. Eight two-wheel drive vehicles made up the initial peloton, being developed by Exagon Engineering.
By 2020, the drive became all-wheel drive along with a number of changes that raised the level of the series. The engine and maximum torque it can offer increased so that the drivers took on a greater role behind the wheel to the point of becoming the largest 100% electric series in the world when racing on ice.
e-Trophée Andros: Vehicle
The participating drivers in this category have 4-wheel drive tubular frame vehicles weighing 1130 kilograms, single-report gearbox, 2 glycol water-cooled inverters (one per motor), 14-module battery offering 50 V and weighing 240 kilograms that can be recharged from 20 to 80% in 36 minutes.
The e-Trophée Andros races are held on weekends. Each competition includes a free practice session, two qualifying heats, a Super Pole (ELITE PRO drivers only), a final and a Super Final. Each event accumulates points and the overall winner will be whoever registers the most units.
“I am very happy to drive here. Between the Enedis Trophée Andros Electrique and Formula E, I’ve always been a big enthusiast of driving in electric motorsports. The 100% electric cars with 4-wheel drive are very efficient. Proud to be an actor on this new historic challenge.”Nicolas Prost
Teams and Drivers of e-Trophée Andros
|Sylvain Pussier Compétition
|Sébastien Loeb Racing
|Ducastel Race Performance
Written by | Ronald Ortega