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    Very interesting an educational article. Highlights: 8 races starting in September 2014. All street tracks. Its a one day event only. 2 cars will to be used by the same driver during a race cause they cannot refill so they just change to a fully charged car! All cars for now are identical for every team but has the series gets more popular over the years, teams will make their own parts. Chassis, engine, battery, whatever like F1. Car weight 1764 lbs (350 more than F1). Top Speed is limited to 140mph and power limited to 178hp during race but car does 278hp which you can use to qualify. 90hp of push-to-pass boost. Does 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds and much more. This is very exciting, especially that they will run in the offseason. hopefully we will get TV broadcast

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    Heard about this during the KBC. Thanks for posting more info. Really odd with no sound though, may make it hard to watch
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    I’m sure they will whistle like Hell and if those Michelins are street type tire, cause they can’t change tires during a race, they will scream too. I got no problem with electric cars. I’m fascinated by the whole thing. The future of the electric car will be develop in those races

    Not the final car but pretty cool




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    cool.
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    sexy lookin car. great thread mario.
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    Looks better then the new Indy cars IMO. I like the explanation for the small tires in the Michelin video. BMW are doing the same with there new electric cars series


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    the driver thing is weird. I would have thought as electric cars progress the pit stop would include a quick change battery instead of a quick change driver.
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    Yeah, you get 30 seconds, so there’s no rush. Safety first. They are not permitted to leave without seat belts attached and stuff. I like the changing batterie idea. Give them a call

    But now that I’m thinking about it, its probably because they are huge and part of the car


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    These guys are clever, if they had too they could engineer something slick. automated forklift tool or something with a cooler name. I'm sure batteries will get smaller one day, probably solar cells and KERS things would keep em running. its cool to watch this evolve.

    One day chump cars with prius's?
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    Most likely but would be more relevant than another car. It's like a bad story for on lookers, look you could have an awesome electric car and buy a spare that way when the juice runs out you just hop in and go. No need to wait to charge... Duh.

    Probably more interesting than an 8 hour pit stop to recharge lol
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    My guess is that they put the batteries low down for weight and are structurally integrated for safety (at ~450 odd lbs they are 25% of the car). Required bracing for a removable pack would have weighed more on top of that. The driver can come in and out in 30 seconds anyhow, why make life difficult?
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    The cost of having to buy and use 2 cars per race would get me thinkin of a swappable battery setup... Imho, makes more sense as i think that's gonna be the better way in the real world anyways.

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    Sounds like my RCs I was racing back in the day... only much bigger
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    audi at lemans can replace engines in a few minutes. give em a couple days and they'll figure this out.
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    how many hydrocarbons does it take to move two cars per driver all over the world?

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    I like it, but unfortunately, I don't think it will last long.
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    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeman View Post
    how many hydrocarbons does it take to move two cars per driver all over the world?
    You just got to love MR

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    I like it, but unfortunately, I don't think it will last long.
    They need TV coverage to survive for sure


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    LOL at china racing.

    *CHINA* on the car is gold.


    I like the idea, hope it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    You just got to love MR

    I like the cars, comment related to headline.

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