Technical partner Renault attended the test to provide its expertise in the realms of both motorsport and electric vehicles.
The fully-electric Spark Renault SRT_01E made its successful track debut at a circuit near La Ferté Gaucher, 80km east of Paris, France.
“It is a great feeling to be driving the Formula E car for the first time,” said Di Grassi. “I can assure all the drivers they will have a lot of fun with this car – even with just a quarter of the power, it has quite a lot of grip and the electric motor produces huge torque."
Pierre Calippe, RST: “It was a real pleasure for us and, to be honest, quite emotional, to run the Spark-Renault SRT-01E for the very first time. We’ve been involved in the project for almost a year now, and these test days are an important step in our development schedule. We’ve been able to check that all the electronic and electric systems are matching as planned, without any major interference. The shift strategy is already working quite well and the battery, although not definitive, is responding okay. We still have plenty of work, but we are on a good trend: all the partners are really working together toward many innovations, and I think we can already say that the car will be very good, impressive to watch, listen to and, of course, drive!”
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