June 30, 2022

2023 TECHNICAL REGULATIONS TO ALLOW ALL-ELECTRIC AND HYBRID POWERTRAINS IN THE ETRC

The way is paved for alternative powertrains to join the truck racing grid.

Following the approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council yesterday in Paris, the FIA Truck Racing Commission has approved the 2023 Goodyear FIA ETRC Technical Regulations.

In line with the sustainability roadmap developed by the commission, all-electric and hybrid powertrains will be allowed in the championship from next year, along with the current generation of combustion-engined race trucks. 

“The way is paved for alternative powertrains to join the truck racing grid, and we couldn’t be more excited” said ETRA managing director Georg Fuchs.

“Together with the FIA Technical Department we have been working on the energy transformation process with the aim to be technically prepared to welcome any technology and energy form, powered by synthetic fuel, hybrid or electric on the same grid.

The approval of the commission to have more sustainable technologies on the grid is a further important step in our sustainability transformation. A cornerstone of our strategy is to be open to any kind of technology and at the same time keep our focus on truck and motorsport fans and their passion for truck racing.

Through the excitement of the sport and the positive emotions we are in a unique position, to demonstrate new technologies to representatives in the industry and increase the acceptance of sustainable solutions among customers and end users, the professional truck drivers.”

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has also given its nod to ETRA, the promoter of the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to explore possibilities to carry out a long distance truck racing format as a separate project.