Electric Concept Car: The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV

State of Sustainable Racing 2012 Case Study

The Lola-Drayson B12/69EVBackground

In November 2011, Lord Drayson, a wealthy British businessman and former Minister of Science and Innovation who owns his own Lola racing team, Drayson Racing Technologies LLP, considered one of the leading green racing R&D businesses, teamed up with Vantage Power Ltd. to combine their expertise – Vantage Power’s experience in extreme endurance runs with Drayson Racing’s knowhow in high performance motorsport and to develop drive trains for electric vehicles with both high performance and long range. Drayson is scheduled to take the car on the LeMans circuit in 2012 and is planning to be in the Formula E series being formed by FIA in 2013.


  • Vehicle Type: Concept
  • Fuel/Energy Source: Electric
  • Years in Production: Since 2011
  • Sponsors: Michelin, Lola, Judd Power, BLOODHOUND Project, Shell Oil Racing Solutions

Performance Metrics

  • Power: 850hp
  • Top speed: 320 km/h or about 200 mph
  • 0 to 60 mph (96.56 km/h) in 3 seconds
  • 0 to 100 mph (160.93 km/h) in 5.1 seconds
  • 4 axial flux Oxford YASA motors
  • Wireless charging, recyclable body panels, composite battery power, moveable aerodynamics, and electrical regenerative damping

Learn More

Drayson Racing Technologies Website

Research by Dominican University’s Green MBA Program

Authors: Jake Baker, Robin Carew, Diana Connolly, Jack Decker

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