Hyundai’s Veloster N ETCR is the company’s first electric race car, and it’s set to compete in the ETCR championship. Instead of the 350-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, the ETCR is powered by a single, mid-mounted electric motor sending power to the rear wheels. A a full testing program is slated to begin late September so we’ll most likely get power figures then. Read more for a video and additional information.
Don’t confuse ETCR for the European Touring Car Championship, but it’s rather a new electric car racing series. There’s not much information available about ETCR, but we do know that it’s open to multiple constructors, all using a common electric powertrain, with Williams Advanced Engineering supplying the batteries as well as the vehicle control modules. It will launch in North America, Asia and Europe.
“Today, we have experienced another special milestone in the history of Hyundai Motorsport. We are proud to reveal the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, our first electric race car, designed specifically for ETCR regulations. We have been anticipating this moment for some time and we are thrilled to open this exciting new chapter for our company,” said Thomas Schemera, Hyundai executive vice president and head of product division.