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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 TCR View Post
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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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