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How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:46 pm
by m16charged
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... ars-better

Good video on this link


The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports.

The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars.

Indeed, items that many of today's drivers take advantage of—from the rear-view mirror to disc brakes—first appeared on race cars.

DON'T MISS: Formula E electric-car races expands carmaker list, Audi, BMW, and Jaguar included

That phenomenon is now less common for internal-combustion cars, as strict rules governing both race cars and road cars have caused the two to evolve in different directions.

But could racing prove a valuable test bed for electric cars?

Now that the Formula E electric-car race series is gaining traction, automakers are beginning to think just that....

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:14 pm
by ginforce
I can totally see the rational behind this

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:06 am
by jimmyjon
Seems like society wants quicker faster cars so I'm sure it rings true

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:08 am
by jimmyjon
Seems like society wants quicker faster cars so I'm sure it rings true

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:14 pm
by m16charged
Like the article says much harsher testing conditions for formula e so a lot of data can be used

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:54 pm
by sam
All of society doesn't want quicker faster cars some people just want a reliable car that will get you to from point A to point B without being a superstar. We would like the lack of performance reflected in the cost of the vehicle

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:52 am
by erik
I just watched Formula E over the weekend. The tech is pretty cool. But, it was really uninteresting to watch. Not sure if it was the lack of noise, or watching cars stuck in the pit due to electrical issues.

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:02 pm
by veteran
i love the sound of electric motor at full tilt. the whine sounds way better than any high rpm na/forced induction engine.

Re: How formula E cars could make road cars better

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:45 pm
by thijn
Britain still top of engineering then!