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The Red Bull Global Rallycross series will add competition for all-electric vehicles starting in 2018, two years from now.

2015GRCFtLaud_BlockFliesIt’ll be a distinct standalone series separate from the Supercars and GRC Lites currently competing.

I love this idea. The GRC is the perfect series to highlight all-electric power. The races are short bursts of energy meaning the cars can compete eight or ten laps on one battery charge.

For a change, the GRC will have significance for auto makers. Tearing up machines isn’t as valuable as proving machines can perform outside of our wildest dreams. That could open up new cars for us to buy.

There’s already an electric GT series coming on line. Now stepping up the idea to the rough and tumble world of rallycross is an excellent way of proving the performance of electricity.

Let’s hope this week’s announcement isn’t someone’s pipe dream, that this actually happens and automakers give it their full-throated support.