IndyCar will race 900-horsepower hybrid cars starting in 2022

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images IndyCar, the top open-wheel racing series in the United States, just announced that its racecars will use hybrid powertrains starting in 2022. The new cars will be powered by a combination of combustion engines developed by Honda and Chevrolet (the two manufacturers that currently compete in the series) and a single-sourced “multi-phase motor, inverter and electric storage device that will create energy recovery from the car’s braking system.” The result will be IndyCars that can create north of 900 horsepower, putting them close to the current power output of Formula One’s racecars. Current IndyCars generate between 550 and 700 horsepower, depending on their configuration, which changes based on what track is being …