Electric cars are indeed the new “in” thing on the motor sports scene.
Electric car is a much better alternative to the Formula One road-rippers that make such maddening noises and are gas-guzzling monsters to boot. The electric cars that have cropped up on the scene are not only quieter and more peaceful but save up on fossil fuel.
Since peak oil has reached its apogee, this is a cry of the times. Cleaner fuel sources such as electric cells in cars are a crucial change that should be accepted by everyone.
Termed the Formula E Championship, everything about this novel style of racing dragsters is unique. The musical theme, the women who ride the vehicles and the votes of the spectators, which lend a helping hand to the drivers of the racing cars, all play a vital role in the whole ensemble.
Several figures including royalty personalities are participating in the races. And stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and various famous motor companies are sponsoring the series.
“There is a need for motor sport to be relevant,” says Formula E chief executive, Alejandro Agag, at the Donington trackside during the first public testing sessions of electric cars last week.
The whole concept smells of fresh teen spirit and has a clean cut image which is a far contrast to the dirty oil-based, fume-spouting reputation of the normally conventional Formula One races.
“We thought we could influence F1 from the inside [to become much greener and cap the vast amounts of money spent],” he says. “But we couldn’t, so we exited. Racing with chequebooks was obscene.”
Green means that everything goes lean and also clean. The electric technology is cheap and efficient and also avoids the hassles involved in the gasoline-run world of ordinary racing vehicles.
Among the list of cities in which this Formula E Championships will take place may be included: Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles not to mention London. Among the players are Trulli and Prost.
There are a few things that still need adjusting to in this new scheme, but with the passage of time everything will be hunky-dory. As for the low noise, it is a positive step towards introducing racing circuits in regions where otherwise the people in the vicinity complain.
No more commotions or ear-jarring incidents will occur in the future thanks to the miracle of electric cars. And yet this mode of transport, whether in sports or in everyday life, still has to catch on with ordinary people. It is brand new and hence still in its experimental stage.