When Kreisel Electric, supplier of the mandatory hybrid technology of the generation 2022 World Rally Cars for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), looked for partners to develop a fully electric rally car, Skoda Motorsport saw an interesting opportunity. Building on its experience and competence with the worldwide most successful car of the Rally2 category, the Mladá Boleslav based manufacturer’s motorsport department updated a Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo chassis to be fitted with Kreisel’s electric powertrain. The resulting concept car Skoda RE-X1 Kreisel combines the best know-how from a builder of high-end rally cars with the innovative battery technology of Kreisel.
We provided our best experience, based on developing already three generations of the rally-going Skoda Fabia,” comments Michal Hrabánek, Head of Skoda Motorsport. “The concept car offers all the setup possibilities of the latest generation Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo, but with a fully electric powertrain and I really believe rally fans will find such a combination truly interesting.”