Hyundai Motorsport have completed their first track test of the Veloster N ETCR using the complete ETCR technical kit, in anticipation of their PURE ETCR debut at MotorLand Aragón later this month.
The Veloster was the first car to be fully integrated with the ETCR kit, which includes a Williams Advanced Engineering battery pack, Magelec inverters and gearbox, and BrightLoop DC/DC converters.
Augusto Farfus was behind the wheel at the WSC-organised test at Vallelunga, Italy, as the team focused on optimising system-control software including power management, traction control, battery performance and recharging.
“It’s always nice to get behind the wheel, especially with the Veloster N ETCR, as we are learning about the car and the systems with every run,” said Farfus, who is Hyundai’s ETCR Test and Development Driver.
“As the first car fitted with the WAE battery and the full specification e-kit, it was the first chance for us at Hyundai Motorsport – as well as the ETCR suppliers – to begin to see how everything works together on a proper track.”
The Enel X charging system, which will be housed within the Energy Station at PURE ETCR events, and which can take the WAE battery from 10 per cent to 90 per cent power in under an hour, was also tested in a track setting for the first time.
A second test is taking place at Vallelunga today and tomorrow (November 4-5).
PURE ETCR – the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series, and the first to adopt WSC’s ETCR technical concept – debuts on-track at Motorland Aragón, Spain next weekend (November 13-14).