Electric race cars are on their way

Electric race cars are on their way


Now, since carmaker use gasoline-powered engine in racing cars, a lot of carmaker have adopted this type of unit. For example, the Germans from Audi changed that with its diesel-powered R10 TDI which helped win Le Mans. Peugeot was right behind them with the 908 HDi FAP.



This year, at the 24 Hour Le Mans, both Audi and Toyota offered hybrid-powered engines. It seems that the Federation Internationale de lAutomobile managed to come to some sort of understanding with the Formula E Holdings consortium of international investors. They will build an all-electric race car championship. It will be called Formula E and it will compete in different countries around the globe. The new model will be tested until 2013 and the next year will have its inaugural race which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. FEH specialists have already developed a prototype called Formulec EF 01 and apparently it will be available to any team wishing to compete in the series. One of the questions the engineers have refers to the noise race cars make at the start, which in the case of the electric vehicles will be mission. They think they might take the essence of motorsport away.



Even though there are a lot of battery packs that offer performance, the range is short, so the pit stops will be a must. Of course the driver will not wait for the battery to charge, but it will probably get into another car. These might be the last few races that offer the pleasure of the noise made by race cars. Hybrid variants are waiting to replace them, even in Formula 1.



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