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Legendary Race Car Manufacturer Lola Cars Returns to Motorsports with Electric Powertrains for Formula E

Gearheads, rejoice! A historic name in racing is roaring back onto the track. Lola Cars, the iconic British manufacturer responsible for over 5,000 championship-winning vehicles, has announced its return to the competitive scene – and this time, they're setting their sights on the future of electric racing.

Founded in 1958, Lola Cars carved its niche by crafting high-performance machines for various racing disciplines. From the legendary Ford GT40 to the groundbreaking T90 that secured victory at the 1966 Indianapolis 500, Lola's creations have left an indelible mark on motorsport history. Their last foray into Formula 1 came in 1996, showcasing their commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering.

After a hiatus that began in 2012, Lola Cars is back under the leadership of Till Bechtolsheimer. This time, their focus extends beyond mere speed. Recognizing the growing importance of sustainability, Lola is charting a new course, championing efuels, hydrogen, and electrification in the world of racing.


The centerpiece of Lola's return is their partnership with Yamaha to become an official engine supplier for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Formula E, the world's premier electric racing series, serves as the perfect platform for Lola to showcase their expertise in developing cutting-edge electric powertrains. This collaboration not only marks Lola's return to top-tier motorsport but also signifies their commitment to shaping the future of sustainable racing.

While Lola remains tight-lipped about their inaugural Formula E clients, their participation in the 2025-2026 season (Season 11) is confirmed. This return promises to be a collaborative effort, with Lola offering their technical prowess and extensive experience to teams aiming for electric racing glory. Their re-entry into the motorsport scene signifies a pivotal moment, not just for Lola, but for the entire industry, as legendary marques embrace sustainable technologies and propel electric racing forward.

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