Everything smells like ‘electricity’ has a place in the Formula E, a category that assumes a great advertising platform for technologies such as the RoboRace. Precisely because of this condition, during the past ePrix of Berlin introduced the kart-electric designed by the FIA. This kart has been built by the German manufacturer Mach1 and uses a propulsion system of 20 kW source Bosch. Is associated to a battery of 48 volts which is hosted on the pontoon left of the kart, while the own electric thruster is located in the pontoon right, which improves the dynamics of the small vehicle.
in charge of driving this kart electric supervised by the FIA in Berlin was the Portuguese Bruno Correia, a pilot who drives the BMW i8 that makes the work of Safety Car in the category electric and that is one of the maximum exponents of the electric technology in the world of automotive. After a few laps the track of the Formula E, Bruno Correia was excited with the concept developed by Mach1: “The acceleration is incredible. And also its top speed is really exceptional. I had fun driving this prototype and I think that will be a great success”.
This first public display is a big step for the FIA in its commitment to the kart to electric, I might as well take part in different national championships, or have its own category. In this aspect, the proposal would be the creation of the FIA eKartin Cup, a category appended to the Global FIA Karting in the use of a single chassis and a single electric propulsion system. After seeing it in action, Alejandro Agag was not slow to offer the support of the Formula E to host this FIA eKarting Cup and add it to the RoboRace as exhibit ‘opening act’.