Air Race E, the electric air race, is launching two new race classes including VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft.
The move is the result of high levels of interest and demand from across different sectors of the aerospace industry.
The new electric VTOL class will be named the V-Class. VTOLs – often called flying cars – are a different category of aircraft altogether.
Air Race E is positioning this class as ‘The World’s First Vertical Motorsport’. The race format and rules will be somewhat different than the other two race classes and will be revealed soon, organisers said.
Jeff Zaltman, CEO of Air Race E, said: “The V-Class demonstrates a major step-change in air racing. Air Race E will be working directly with the top pioneering organisations in the e-VTOL world to shape the event to be at the vanguard of both technology and entertainment in this next generation of motorsport.”
Air Race E is partnering with firms such as Airbus, which is the Official Founding Partner, and Ansys, which is the Official Simulation Software Partner.