First electric STCC car revealed – Tesla Model 3
Whilst the inaugural season of electric racing in the STCC has been delayed until 2024, series organisers have revealed the first car that will compete in the new-look championship after the covers came off the Tesla Model 3 at Knutstorp.
The car, which is one of three that will be used by the Brink Motorsport team next year, is the first all-electric STCC machine to be delivered to Sweden having been built by EPWR.
The BMW i4, CUPRA Born and Volkswagen ID.3 will also be part of the grid for the inaugural season.
“Finally!,” STCC CEO Micke Bern said. “Now the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place and this is a big day for everyone involved when we can finally unveil our first completed STCC car of the new electric generation.
“The first car has just been delivered to Sweden and next is a very exciting time of deliveries, followed by the first official tests which are a crucial part of the teams’ preparations for the historic 2024 season.
“We still have a long way to go, but we are on the right path forward.”
The delivery of the first car is the latest milestone for the STCC in what has been a difficult build-up to the switch to electric power, with a number of unforeseen delays in the supply chain having resulted in the decision being taken to push back the first races.
“While it has probably not escaped anyone that we have had a tough period of delays, we are happy to finally be able to begin deliveries of a brand new generation of spectacular and sustainable racing cars,” Micke Jansson, CEO of EPWR, said.
“We will deliver the first cars to STCC in the coming weeks who will then deliver on to the teams. Now we look forward to the upcoming tests on Swedish tracks where we will be able to collect a large amount of data in our continuous development work for 2024 and beyond.”
Whilst the next model will be unveiled at Mantorp Park at the end of the month, the Brink Motorsport Tesla will feature on track during that event as well.
“It’s really fun to see the first car, an important milestone on our journey towards an electric STCC!” team co-owner Tobias Brink said. “There are still some small things to work on, but we are more than ready to sink our teeth into our new Teslas.
“We look forward to an intense autumn and winter of preparations for 2024.”