Western Australian car enthusiasts will get to see an electric vehicle take on high-performance fossil-fuelled counterparts at this month’s Quit Targa West tarmac racing event.

Tech firm Gemtek is behind the EV team, which will see professional rally driver Jurgen Lunsmann take the wheel to set a benchmark EV time around two stages, the Malaga Special Stage, and the Langley Park Super Stage.

Organisers said the EV team “are aiming to highlight the amazing capabilities of electric vehicles to the West Australian motoring public and expect to set some cracking times”.

Working together with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, the team and the event organisers are highlighting the need for organisations such as city and rural parking providers, the Motor Traders Association and city councils to be proactive in their training, governance and implementation strategies.

“The impact of electric vehicles is far reaching, from electricity infrastructure, to establishment of an effective service industry in WA, and Quit Targa West is demonstrates that this transition has already begun.”