ENRG MotorSport came about as part of my own amateur motorsport aspiration to race electric vehicles, primarily in two wheel quarter and standing mile drag racing, then hopefully 4-wheel hill climb, autotest and circuit racing in the future.
In addition to documenting my own building and competition experiences, I will be sharing my in-depth knowledge via our YouTube channel and blog. A large part will be dedicated to Lithium-Ion battery systems, safety in the design and implementation of high-voltage batteries and battery management systems and their integration in compliance with OEM best practice. Other subjects also covered include, high-voltage interlocks and the appropriate use of E–Stop and safety control systems.
Whilst UK companies have been developing the technology of electric vehicles for several decades, it seems that motorsport is way behind that of the rest of the world. This can be seen where the National Electric Drag Racing Association, NEDRA, in the USA, have been operating for nearly 20 years.
In 2020 MotorSport UK issued vehicle regulations for electric vehicles competing at events held in the UK. The ENRG MotorSport YouTube channel (coming in 2021) will discuss these regulations as they continue to develop and look at the challenges of implementing these technical regulations on a budget.