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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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.