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    yup, 20 min isn't long but that will get better as the tech increases which is what the race is about. That said they only get 2 laps from a tank in the petrol powered classes so it's not a bad 'real world' range.

    I'd quiet like a little electric bike or car for commuting to & from work so the range is fine.

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    So has anyone fronted up to one of the races? As in gone to see it?

    The racing looks solid if a little quiet/slow to what we expect from open wheelers... Could think of worse things to do/see on a Saturday
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    http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/j...15-gloi7s.html

    seeing this article sparked me to think a little more about Formula E. I can see Formula E being a serious competitor to Formula 1 and Indy in the next 4 - 5 years. Particularly if bigger car companies get behind it.

    Imagine if Telsa got behind this or ford or VW? Battery technology can only improve and if the manufacturers get a good deal to buy in vs an F1 or Indy then I think a few big names may back it.
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    Formula E is the most boring shit to watch, it makes even the worst F1 races seem entertaining. Grid is pretty much full of F1 rejects, so you have a field full of Maldonaldos.
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    its very easy to write it off at this point while its still finding its feet however I disagree with your point of view.

    that being said its why i called out 4 - 5 years and the support of some bigger car companies.
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    This E shit can fuck off until they get rid of fan boost. Wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    This E shit can fuck off until they get rid of fan boost. Wtf.
    And the tracks need to be wider than 2.1 car widths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    And the tracks need to be wider than 2.1 car widths.
    This.

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    F1 is like a night out.

    Used to be fucking awesome fun, the 60's/70's/80's you've heard your dads stories. Then the 90's and 2000's, still fun, but more and more laws, more and more restrictions, these days you can't smoke in a club, the music's getting a bit shit, so many restrictions...

    Formula E is a night sitting at home on Facebook.

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    F1 these days is a quiet night out. You watch an older race from the V10 era as i did recently and it makes you think that audibly the gap between F1 and Formula E isn't that big
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    Haven't really been following this series at all, but the second gen car looks alright and they've dropped the car change mid race for this season, so things are progressing. Quite a few manufacturers jumping on board too, just need to make it more of a spectacle for the fans.

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    50kwh battery and 200kw motors.. yeah nah
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    A Formula E engine is said to be 10 decibels higher than a gas engine touring car and produces a high-pitched sound that is similar to a plane taking off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdee View Post
    50kwh battery and 200kw motors.. yeah nah
    So 15 minutes at full noise on a "tank"? Yes I know regen, etc but F1 is like 70-80% full throttle isn't it?

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    Tracks are built to suit them, lots of regen, lower top speeds etc, makes them last longer. I like the new look.
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    Less grip due to junk tyres so less time on throttle out of corners - a lot of regen with lift and coast.
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    I enjoyed watching race highlights last season, the argy bargy street circuit nature is cool too. They sound iffy but meh
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    First generation of cars for sale from the race organisers-forty chassis in total. $200k-$298k USD. I'm not a massive fan (the technology is interesting though) and it would be interesting to see one of these on track outside the championship. You wouldn't have to worry about tripping a noise meter lols but one wonders what tech support you'd need to run one of these.

    The first generation of electric racing cars, which closed out a four-year run at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y., last month, isn’t perfect. Sometimes, the whirr of the motor sounded like dental-cleaning tools. Limits on the battery capability meant that a driver had to make a pit stop midway to swap cars in order to complete the 40-lap race. Each team had four.

    Nonetheless, the Formula E owners believe there’s a strong secondary market for these cars. Before they introduce the second-generation versions in 2019, the company is making the first 40 electric racing supercars available for collectors to purchase. “I think people will look back on this era of racing with fond memories,” says Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive officer of Formula E, based in London. “It was the beginning of something special.”

    It’ll cost you roughly from $200,000 to $289,000. Every model has an identical chassis and battery, so the value may be driven more by victories, sentiment, and collector demand. Formula E isn’t officially marketing the cars; news is getting around by word of mouth.

    Formula E owns all 40 of the cars after paying about €16 million ($18.2 million) for them (€400,000 apiece) and then leasing them to the teams. “The current cars are still fit for purpose. They’ve provided us with four seasons of exciting, intense, and unpredictable racing,” says Agag. “I know there’s a lot of interest from collectors and they could even be used for racing purposes.”

    Each of the 40 cars has been raced and returned, says Agag, and the organization is “already in close conversation” with some of the teams that want to hold onto their cars, he adds.

    One he considers a standout is the victor of the first-ever race in Beijing back in 2014—an Audi Sport ABT driven by eventual Season 3 champion Lucas di Grassi. Part of the appeal is the nostalgia of that race, he says. “We’d made it against all the odds and doubters.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhsv View Post
    First generation of cars for sale from the race organisers-forty chassis in total. $200k-$298k USD. I'm not a massive fan (the technology is interesting though) and it would be interesting to see one of these on track outside the championship. You wouldn't have to worry about tripping a noise meter lols but one wonders what tech support you'd need to run one of these.
    Nah - The gen 1 cars are only ever going to be a curiosity, they would be surprisingly slow compared to any 'real' race car. I would think that they would be very reliable though, the motors/batteries/speed controllers aren't anything special (yet).
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