The NFL announced today it is returning to the electric car race in 2018 with an all-electric car, the HellCat.
The NFL said the HellCats, which will debut in 2019, will feature “up to 10 kWh of electric power for driving and acceleration,” and the Hellcats will be powered by the latest generation of electric motors.
The electric cars will be “available for use in all NFL stadiums and arenas,” the NFL said in a press release.
“Fans can expect a variety of sports, including football, soccer, hockey, and basketball, to be played in their stadiums, including some in which the NFL already participates.”
The announcement comes amid growing interest in electric cars.
Tesla has made plans to build an all electric sports car at its new Gigafactory in Nevada.
Volkswagen and Nissan have announced plans to invest in electric vehicles in Europe.
In 2017, Ford announced it was working on an electric car that could compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf.
In October, Toyota announced that it would launch an all electrified SUV, the Camry, in 2019.
In January, Nissan announced that the company was testing electric vehicles for the 2019 model year.