Stohl makes his­tory with first elec­tric ral­ly­cross win

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Man­fred Stohl pi­loted the world’s first elec­tric ral­ly­cross car to a maiden vic­tory in the Race of Aus­trian Cham­pi­ons event at Grein­bach on Sun­day.

Stohl drove STARD’S fully-elec­tric, twin-mo­tor ve­hi­cle – based on a Peu­geot 207 Su­per2000 chas­sis – to vic­tory a year af­ter the ma­chine’s first pub­lic ap­pear­ance at the same event.

Boast­ing the equiv­a­lent of 544 horse­power, Stohl used the four-wheeldrive ma­chine that has un­der­gone re­cent de­vel­op­ments to beat Mit­subishi Lancer E6 driver Ger­wald Gross­ing. “I didn’t get the best start, but from there the car went well and I qual­i­fied for the fi­nal,” said Stohl. “In the fi­nal I had two good runs, the car went as well as I ex­pected. Not only did we win, but our time (1m03.31s), we set a new course record.”

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