Don Panoz and Green4U Racing have brought a prototype of an all electric endurance racer to Le Mans this weekend. The car has two electric motors and a slide-out battery pack that can be replaced during pit stops in about the same amount of time needed to refill the fuel tanks of conventional racers.
Don Panoz is a lot like Elon Musk. He is a dreamer with a the soul of a business leader. Way back when, Panoz invented the trans-dermal patch that allows for the slow release of medication into the blood stream, a product familiar to many people trying to break the curse of nicotine addiction. Having made a pile of money from that discovery, he transitioned to his first love — automobiles and racing.