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World’s first electric F1 car unveiled at COP26

The car has a top speed of 240km/h

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

Source: Johnson Matthey

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The world’s first-ever electric Formula 1 race car was unveiled Sunday at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland.   The electric-powered race car is a joint venture of Johnson Matthey, a British multinational chemical company, and Envision Virgin, the carbon-neutral Formula E team.  A press release issued by Johnson Matthey revealed that the two-seater race car was conceived to help accelerate the transition to a net zero future and advance to sustainable technologies that enable the mass adoption of e-mobility.   The car has the capacity to accommodate a driver and a passenger. It runs on slick race tyres. These tyres are different from the conventional tread tyres as they have a smooth surface with minimal treads. They are only used in competitive racing and are prohibited from being driven on normal roads.  The car is powered by a nickel-rich eLNO battery produced by Johnson Matthey. eLNO batteries use nickel rich cathode materials for better battery performance and quicker charging.  The battery will give a power output of 250kW and enables top speed of 240km/h.  The commercial production of the car in Europe is set to start in 2024. 
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The world’s first-ever electric Formula 1 race car was unveiled Sunday at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland.  

The electric-powered race car is a joint venture of Johnson Matthey, a British multinational chemical company, and Envision Virgin, the carbon-neutral Formula E team. 

A press release issued by Johnson Matthey revealed that the two-seater race car was conceived to help accelerate the transition to a net zero future and advance to sustainable technologies that enable the mass adoption of e-mobility.  

The car has the capacity to accommodate a driver and a passenger. It runs on slick race tyres.

These tyres are different from the conventional tread tyres as they have a smooth surface with minimal treads. They are only used in competitive racing and are prohibited from being driven on normal roads. 

The car is powered by a nickel-rich eLNO battery produced by Johnson Matthey. eLNO batteries use nickel rich cathode materials for better battery performance and quicker charging. 

The battery will give a power output of 250kW and enables top speed of 240km/h. 

The commercial production of the car in Europe is set to start in 2024. 

 
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