British motorsport governing body Motorsport UK has issued technical and safety regulations to allow electric cars to feature in national competitions for the first time.
The guidelines outline how a range of electrified vehicles, including hybrid and fully electric machines, can be used. But Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers has stressed that the introduction of EVs does not mean «the end of conventionally powered motorsport».
The framework issued also includes guidance for event operators, including the training scrutineers and marshals will need.
It is now the aim that dedicated electric categories can be created using these regulations as a base, with it being determined which of the various motorsport disciplines this would be suitable for.