Formula E’s new electric racecar is groundbreaking

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Electric racing series Formula E debuted a wild new racecar for its fifth season. It’s faster, lasts longer, and The Verge’s senior transportation reporter Sean O’Kane got to drive it. He went to Spain to see how far Formula E’s electric racing technology has come in just five years.

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  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +507

    Do you think all-electric is the future of racing?

  • trut hurts
    trut hurts  5 days ago

    I don't understand why they can't have quick switch-out batteries that could be changed in a pit stop. They refuel F1 racers, right?

  • stefano Marano
    stefano Marano  a months ago

    45min driving time. <3s to 100km/h. So the new tesla roadster would beat them all

  • sarvesh m
    sarvesh m  a months ago

    He has made a fortune by investing in future.

  • William Grant
    William Grant  a months ago

    When they race on a road course , people will respect them more .

  • Blackoutsolid
    Blackoutsolid  2 months ago

    Are you kidding me this sounds way cooler

  • Zahed Khan
    Zahed Khan  2 months ago


  • Nicolau Poceiro
    Nicolau Poceiro  2 months ago

    The noise of e-cars is a bit irritating in my view.

  • Dr. Love 1987
    Dr. Love 1987  3 months ago

    If F1 keeps up they way they're going, FE is going to take over soon.

  • Abraham Orifov
    Abraham Orifov  4 months ago

    do they explode though?

  • Peter Arnold
    Peter Arnold  4 months ago

    Hopefully, the advancements they make in the Formula E racing will flow through electric road cars.

  • China Superpower
    China Superpower  4 months ago +1

    In the future, you could add autonomous AI to the cars. Make them driverless.

  • d-wills
    d-wills  4 months ago

    that car sounds like its pulled straight out of a sci-fi movie

  • kanodourden
    kanodourden  4 months ago

    Tesla should enter this race series

  • Rohit Pal
    Rohit Pal  4 months ago +6

    Tech Mahindra is making India proud

  • Hai Le Quang
    Hai Le Quang  4 months ago

    That noise is definitely a turn off for me. I watch F1 for the sound of the engine too

  • Mike Flippin
    Mike Flippin  4 months ago +1

    I was intrigued by your video until @1:47 when you went full DA with "climate change."
    Do you realize that professional sports teams burn 1000 times more fuel flying their teams around than ALL of the racing on the planet?

  • Mttslbr
    Mttslbr  4 months ago

    As long as it is regulated by the FIA it will be boring and not innovative.

  • heehee3121
    heehee3121  4 months ago

    this should replace f1

  • Leonelf
    Leonelf  4 months ago

    Now drive a formula student electric car.