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I have never heard such nonsense. Drivers having to change cars every so many laps as their steeds go slower and slower. What a joke!
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Not really a good start to a conversation but hey ho.

I feel that the Formula E cars could work very well and could provide some good racing when the batteries get up to scratch (Lighter and more efficient) but if you look at the real world cars that you can buy now, a large percentage of the tech in that was created in the motor racing and the only way to bring electric cars forward into the modern day is to have some form of motor racing with them.

Although I hope the pit stops don't last 24 hours to get 70 miles :D




P.S Electric cars are not the way forward, Hydrogen FTW!
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I partly agree with 1Lemon, it is good to bring electric cars out into the spotlight. I even found an interesting video of a potential car that may be racing in the class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDZ4VSFC6z0

It doesn't look too bad but the sound is a bit unusual. Atleast its not silent so haters can't complain about that :)
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atommo wrote:I partly agree, it is good to bring electric cars out into the spotlight. I even found an interesting video of a potential car that may be racing in the class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDZ4VSFC6z0

It doesn't look too bad but the sound is a bit unusual. Atleast its not silent so haters can't complain about that :)


Oh my GOD - thats pure evil on the ears....!!! Id rather have silent cars..... :yikes:

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1Lemon wrote:P.S Electric cars are not the way forward, Hydrogen FTW!


Darn tootin'! :thumbup:
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There sure is a lot of hate for this but I don't know why :( If you don't like it, don't watch it, its not replacing another series. Its almost like watching a war between ps3 and xbox fans but with petrol/diesel vs electric.
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Aren't hydrogen cars planned to use an electric motor anyway, conducting oxygen ions across a medium and using that as the basis for a circuit, rather than combustion between oxygen and hydrogen, and using the heat generated for a spark plug.
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LRW wrote:
atommo wrote:I partly agree, it is good to bring electric cars out into the spotlight. I even found an interesting video of a potential car that may be racing in the class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDZ4VSFC6z0

It doesn't look too bad but the sound is a bit unusual. Atleast its not silent so haters can't complain about that :)


Oh my GOD - thats pure evil on the ears....!!! Id rather have silent cars..... :yikes:

(I know, there is just no pleasing some people...!! ha ha)


The mad whine sound is the transmission i think, you just can't normally hear it too much cause of the engine.
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I think non fossil fuel vehicles are the way forward, as for changing cars every few laps what a pile of poo. motorsport should push boundaries of technology. So if the cars slow slightly, the designers need to do a better job at making the car more efficient.
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Jabberwocky wrote:I think non fossil fuel vehicles are the way forward, as for changing cars every few laps what a pile of poo. motorsport should push boundaries of technology. So if the cars slow slightly, the designers need to do a better job at making the car more efficient.



Just had a genius moment! You can charge whilst racing! All you need is a scalectric style track!
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1Lemon wrote:
Jabberwocky wrote:I think non fossil fuel vehicles are the way forward, as for changing cars every few laps what a pile of poo. motorsport should push boundaries of technology. So if the cars slow slightly, the designers need to do a better job at making the car more efficient.



Just had a genius moment! You can charge whilst racing! All you need is a scalectric style track!


or just have them in the pitlane, so they have to come in to refuel.
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1Lemon wrote:
Jabberwocky wrote:I think non fossil fuel vehicles are the way forward, as for changing cars every few laps what a pile of poo. motorsport should push boundaries of technology. So if the cars slow slightly, the designers need to do a better job at making the car more efficient.



Just had a genius moment! You can charge whilst racing! All you need is a scalectric style track!


And fossil fuels to create enough electricity required to run the cars not to mention the not so eco-friendly batteries, which will more than likely have a limited lifespan.
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Wtf is this? oh god im laughing so much at that sound :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Formula E to kick off in 2014


It would have been inconceivable just a few years ago, but this week the FIA opened the door to a new era of motor racing by introducing a competition for electric cars.
Given the leaps and bounds made in modern technology, from 2014 the Formula E championship will be up and running, with the E in this particular case referring to electric energy.
It could be the first step on what will obviously be a very long road towards the potential dissolution of Formula One as we know it.
After all, in a world where natural energy resources such as oil, coal and gas are slowly becoming exhausted, how much longer can a sport that consumes 200 litres of fuel for a 300-mile race be sustainable?

The teams do all they can to offset their carbon footprint via a variety of means, but by their own definition, the FIA have made clear Formula E "represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades".

We already have electric cars on our roads, so if motor sport's world governing body and Formula E can accelerate more quickly the necessary technology that will assist in such cars becoming more dominant than their petrol or diesel-powered equivalents, so much the better it would seem.

What that would mean for F1 is anybody's guess. Could it be the likes of Ferrari and McLaren in 20 to 30 years' time will be the main protagonists in an electric showdown on four wheels?
Could electric power replicate the speeds we will see throughout the coming weekend at arguably the greatest circuit in the world - Spa-Francorchamps?
One guarantee is electric cars will be devoid of the sounds and vibrancy we see today in F1, that unmistakable whiney roar of the current V8 engines that is part of the attraction of the sport.
Formula E may be the future, but you are unlikely to hear it coming.

The one draw, however, in reaching an agreement to licence the commercial rights with a consortium of international investors, is that the championship would "ideally", according to the FIA, be staged in the heart of the world's leading cities, around their main landmarks.
No obvious noise pollution for local residents to object to then, as has often been the case when F1 has attempted to pitch up in a major metropolis.
It could be Formula E gets to race around the streets of London before Mr E, a certain Bernie Ecclestone, realises his dream of F1 flashing past such sights as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

Demonstration runs are planned for next year, followed in 2014 by the championship itself, with an objective of 10 teams and 20 drivers participating.
Looking ahead to the series, FIA president Jean Todt said: "This new competition, at the heart of major cities, is certain to attract a new audience.
"It will offer both entertainment and a new opportunity to share the FIA values and objectives of clean energy, mobility and sustainability with a wider and younger audience."
It could be suggested Todt is poking an accusing finger at F1 as its attraction to that "younger audience" has waned over time, a fact the sport is aware of, yet seems unable to halt the slide.
It appears fanciful, though, to suggest if the glitz, glamour and power of F1 are unable to draw in youngsters in this computer-dominated age, then electric motor racing will ultimately do so.
Trumpeting its prospects, Alejandro Agag, the CEO of commercial rights holders Formula E Holdings Ltd, said: "We see this as a great opportunity to create a new and exciting spectacle mixing racing, clean energy and sustainability, looking to the future.

"We expect this championship to become the framework for research and development around the electric car, a key element for the future of our cities."
There can be no doubt that with Formula E, the FIA are determined to play their part in making the planet a greener, cleaner one.
As professor Burkhard Goeschel, president of the FIA Electric and New Energies Championships Commission, said: "Formula E will be a milestone for the future of motorsports, driven by the FIA.
"It follows the global megatrends of our world like sustainability, the growth of the megacities and the digital world of connectivity."
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