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VW motorsport boss calls on WRC to consider electric move

On the back of VW’s stunning Pikes Peak success with its all-electric racer, VW motorsport director Sven Smeets has urged WRC bosses to act fast on finding a place for alternative energy in the series. It is understood that the FIA is working through possible electric and hybrid options for the WRC, but that there are as yet no new rules ready for the next regulatory cycle that starts in 2020. Smeets, who has been in the WRC for his entire career, with 94 rallies as a front-line co-driver, before taking on team management at Citroën and then VW, is now supervising VW's move into electric-vehicle competition, including Romain Dumas's Pikes Peak record in the...
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