VW Confirms Intention to Build Electric Rallycross Racer

Frank Welsch, VW’s head of Technical development, has revealed that Volkswagen is on a steering group to develop an all-electric rallycross championship.

The VW Group’s motorsport boss Wolfgang Durheimer, meanwhile, revealed that VW is building a prototype for such a series, to prove that the technology could work.

Durheimer even suggested that the the automaker would be willing to run a one-brand racing series to prove that such a championship could work.

“In the long-term we need competition, but we are willing to build enough cars to demonstrate what’s possible if it helps raise the profile of EVs in the sport,” Durheimer told Autocar.

[source: Autocar]