When the revolutionary, all-electric racing series Formula E started its first ever race in Beijing on September 13, 2014, it was ridiculed by die-hard racing fans and labeled a nonstarter. A racing series with cars that were hardly faster than a road sports car and whose electric motors only hummed a little instead of making deafening noise? That can’t be happening. And what is that all about? Isn’t it enough that Formula 1 became the first racing series to break new ground in renewable energies with the KERS system in 2009? Do you really have to exaggerate and try to race with all-electric engines that don’t even last a full race distance?
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