Month: May 2014

Technology: Formula E Racing

I ran across this new article about a new racing sport just for Electric vehicles:

Engadget: After two years of prep, Formula E cars are here and ready to race

While I’m not that much of a racing fan, this looks interesting from the standpoint that it will give incentive to develop new technology.  Maybe new batteries might come out of it or other technology that could improve the landscape for electric-only vehicles on the road.  It looks like the first race will be in Beijing, China on Sept 13, 2014.  I found this video that gives a nice overview:

If you want to know more, browse through the Formula E Racing Website.

My first thought was, “I wonder if Tesla would get involved here.”  I don’t know enough to comment about it, but I found an interesting thread discussing it.