The world of electric racing is about to get a serious jolt come 2014. That is international motorsports overseer the FIA throws its weight behind the Formula E series. In a move that signals the seriousness of this electric racing series, the Formula E series has ordered a 42 all-electric racers from Spark Racing Technology, while signing on a McLaren subsidiary to design the electric drivetrain.
In London, which hosted the games this past summer, plans for the former Olympic park already include the 2015 World Athletic Championship, as well as hosting some local soccer clubs. One EV advocate thinks the London Olympic Park would make a great setting for the upcoming Formula E electric racing series.
To be successful in professional racing means having the right talent and the right technology on hand. Drayson Racing Technologies is looking into the future of racing, and they see the all-electric Formula E series as a promising motorsport. To wit, Drayson Racing is launching an electric race car design challenge for first year design students, who will receive both a prize and the honor of seeing their design come to life as a real EV racer.
When the FIA announced the Formula E electric racing series, some were skeptical that such an ambitious project would even get off the ground. But several high-end racing teams have already expressed interest in racing, and you can add to that one of the most famed Formula 1 racing teams of all time; McLaren.
Yup, the Big M wants to get in on this new-fangled electric racing series. Awesome.
The electric race cars are coming, and sooner than I had hoped. On Monday, the Federation Internatonale de l’Automobile announced that the all-electric racing series known as Formula E would have its opening season less than two years from now in 2014. The series will follow a setup similar to Formula 1, which leaves just […]