Electrified Vehicles

Motorsport UK actively encourages its member clubs and organisers to adopt Electrified Vehicles into their events, whilst recognising its responsibility to ensure that spectators, marshals, officials and competitors are participating in a safe environment.

This section of the Competitor Toolkit provides guidance and access to resources to help ensure all members can continue to participate in a safe and controlled manner.

Introduction to Electrified Vehicles

There are four types of Electrified Vehicle:

  • Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (mHEV)
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
  • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

mHEV is classified as low voltage. HEV, PHEV and BEV are classified as high voltage (HV). HV is defined as being above 60V DC.

The Motorsport UK Electrified Vehicles Regulations that can be accessed directly via the link below only apply to HV vehicles.

Electrified Vehicle Categories

Standard Electrified Vehicles

Standard Road Car Electrified Vehicles can be used in the following Motorsport UK disciplines:

  • Autotests and AutoSOLOs
  • Road and Navigational Rallies
  • Cross Country Trials
  • Sprints
  • Hill Climbs
  • Drag Racing
  • Trials

Electrified Vehicle Passports are currently required for Speed Events (Sprints, Hill Climbs and Drag Racing). As a self declaration, no Scrutineer inspection is required to apply for these passports. To request an Electrified Vehicle Passport, please click the link below to begin your application.

Modified and Bespoke Electrified Vehicles

Modified and bespoke Electrified Vehicles can potentially compete in any event, subject to permissions from the Championship or Event Organisers. Electrified Vehicles are already competing in disciplines like Circuit Racing, Stage Rallying, Drag Racing and Rallycross.

An Electrified Vehicle Passport is required for all modified and bespoke EV’s participating in events. To request an Electrified Vehicle Passport, please click the link below to begin your application.


Electrified Vehicle Passport

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