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Thread: Formula E - The New Hotness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    RWA keeps saying 'motor'; anyone want to tell him? *giggle*
    He actually said engine. You blew your own punchline on that one

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    I said both

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    Yeah, he said 'motor sport' three times, not sure what more you want.

    Formula E is clearly the new hotness in power unit sport for sure. Its main competition being drone racing.

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    I mean, they do have electric motors...
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    Get off my lawn!

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    I have some memory, maybe from R/C cars where having internal combustion and electric versions of similar vehicles was common, of engine being used for IC powerplants and motor for electric.

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    What I see happening is in 10-15 years F1 just goes full electric and Formula E either goes away entirely or becomes a feeder series. F1 can use those little engine bay speakers to keep the fans interested.

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    well they're both part of the FIA. The racing is closer in Formula E, but I agree the tracks they're using are bit too narrow.

    Also, I do like the sound the motors make, feels futuristic to me. Now just have a race in Abu Dhabi and it will feel like the future
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    Too gimmicky for me, they run a fisheye lens to make the cars look like they are going faster than they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    Its main competition being drone racing.
    Drone racing is pretty sick. Requires sharp reflexes. Hard to watch, though.

    Formula E has an equivalent with the FIM MotoE World Cup that will be a support race at five European rounds of MotoGP this year. There will be 18 bikes, all produced by Energica, a manufacturer of road legal electric bikes. They’ll produce 120kW, which is more powerful than the new Triumph Moto2 bikes. The races will be about half the length, however.



    This is arguably more relevant to road motoring than Formula E, because the vast majority of the world’s passenger vehicles are small motorcycles. Electric engine tech needs to become ubiquitous among scooters and step-thrus, because that will cut road-borne air pollution significantly. But, it would also require a massive upgrade to electricity delivery networks in south east Asia and that’s a long time coming.

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