Most people know what is Formula 1, but very few know about the existence of Formula E. It is a competition EVs with the same hierarchical than Formula 1, and is organized by International Automobile Federation (FIA).
SRT O1e Spark-Renault, the car of the formula E
The inaugural 2014-2015 season Formula E stands out because all the teams competing for the same car. The Spark-Renault SRT O1e The chassis has been designed by Dallara, with an electric motor developed by McLaren, a battery system created by Williams F1 and a gearbox five-speed. The cars accelerate from 0-100 km / h in three seconds with a top speed of 220 km / h.
They participating teams Super Aguri, Andretti, Audi, China, dragon, E. DAMS Renault, Mahindra, Trulli and Virgin. Therefore, all cars competing in a total of ten teams are equal. Each is customized with colors, logos and sponsors for each team.
There 20 racers including two women and two Spaniards and many are known to have competed in Formula 1, for example Charles Pic, Nelson Piquet, Bruno Senna, Jarno Trulli, Nick Heidfeld and Jaime Alguersuari, among others.
sustainable cars in Formula E
It is important to note that not only cars that are designed for competition, but also to be more sustainable and efficient as possible, at an affordable price. In fact it is only one type of tire for the whole championship must be durable, effective and efficient, and has to serve both dry when it rains time.
In addition to racing, Formula E has two main objectives: to inform the world that electric cars already exist and give its meaning, and secondly acts as a laboratory for the development and application of the latest technologies in electric propulsion, as new motors, batteries and charging systems.
A big different between Formula 1 and Formula E, is that the latter competition cars are designed gate circuits. This means queson races where you can not reach speeds as high as 360 km / h in Formula 1.
Formula cars with driver E weigh at least 888 kg and measure nearly five meters long, 1, 80 m wide and 1.25 high. The battery has a capacity of 28 kWh. The circuitry has a length of 3 km, and the battery is to give autonomy to run about a half hour, it recharged in about 50 minutes.
How follow the formula E
Formula E began last September 13 in China with the first World Cup race. In Spain you can see the races on TV and live through Energy channel. Each Grand Prix is held on one day, early training, 12:00 and 16:00 qualifying races.
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