Corvette E-Ray banned from club racing over safety concerns
The future owners of the part-electric Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray are in for a nasty surprise, as their fastest-in-history ‘Vette has failed to comply with the NCCC regulations.
According to Corvette Forum, the National Council of Corvette Clubs issued an update to its rules for the season of 2022–2023 that essentially bans all hybrids and all-electric cars equipped with lithium-ion batteries from participating in races.
Furthermore, their owners attending such events will have to keep their rides parked at least 30 feet (9.1 meters) away from any other vehicles, buildings and structures. The provided reason is that EVs are more prone to starting fires after receiving damage than conventional ICE cars.
As odious as this ruling by the NCCC may seem to some, it is not alone in this. The Summit Point Motorsports Park Raceway in West Virginia also banned cars with traction batteries for an indefinite term, arguing that they had to ‘take a pause’ and assess the risks. It is unknown when, or if, the restriction will be lifted.
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