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Porsche did last night unveil its new all-electric Macan, the second EV in its product line-up, however given testing has already started, it's the Taycan that will be put into service as the safety car.
The testing is thought to be range-related to assess recharging requirements during track activity on any given day at a Supercars event.
According to figures published by Porsche, the range on the Taycan varies from 444 kilometres to 505 kilometres depending on the model and battery spec.
Formula E has used a Porsche Taycan Turbo S as its safety car since 2022.
This will be the first noteworthy use of electric vehicle technology in Supercars in any capacity.
However that never materialised with the front packaging of the latest-spec cars far from overrun with additional space.
Instead the focus for Supercars has been on greener fuel, such as the E75 blend that was introduced along with the new cars last year.
Speedcafe columnist Roland Dane recently argued against the idea of hybridisation in Supercars, urging the series to continue on its path of renewable, and perhaps even synthetic, fuels to improve sustainability.