Formula E racing in Mexico features only electric cars

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Formula E racing in Mexico features only electric cars

While NASCAR may be popular across the country, it is easy to imagine that environmentalists have reservations about its races. Especially since all the cars in competition are fossil fuel guzzlers. But now in Mexico there’s the Formula “E” series championship races where only fully-electric cars can compete.

CCTV’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

Formula E racing in Mexico features only electric cars

Formula E racing in Mexico features only electric cars

While NASCAR may be popular across the country, it is easy to imagine that environmentalists have reservations about its races. Especially since all the cars in competition are fossil fuel guzzlers. But now in Mexico there's the Formula "E" series championship races where only fully-electric cars can compete.

The Formula E series is historic. It’s the world’s first championship with fully electric cars.

Formula E aims to become the world’s top research and development platform for electric cars. Already, race teams have developed improved technology that maintains battery temperatures under duress.

Support for electric car racing is coming from former Formula One champions.

Plenty of thrills and excitement to satisfy fans, given a glimpse into the future from the world of motor sports.

  • susan ekins

    I’m all for electric cars – which have been around for over a century. First, the electiricity must come from clean, renewable sources, otherwise there is no point.What I and thousands of others here in London take issue with, is a small Victorian Park being fully/partially closed to the public for 3-4 weeks every year, while 6000 tons of concrete blocks, plus debris screens worth ¬£1 million are brought into the park from the North of England, journeys which involve 800 diesel-driven HGVs in a haze of stink and pollution. Trees and Victorian-style fencing suffered damage, as did an irrigation system. Residents were denied peace and quiet by 12 hours per day drilling and banging from the “construction sites”. At the weekend there was intrusive, heavy helicopter noise and loud music. What’s environmental or sustainable about that, Mr. Agag? Get yourself a proper stadium, and leave our park for the sick, the elderly, the frail, the young, and above all, for those without gardens of their own. we might then be more sympathetic.

  • Wandsworth resident

    Formula E has some real issues to address in terms of its green credentials. There is no point in promoting electric cars if you trash a public park to achieve this. This is what happened in the UK at Battersea Park. Formula E must realise their reputation is now that they just don’t care what they do to put their races on. Time to learn some lessons and before the damage to your reputation goes too far. A park in summer is just not the place for three weeks of disruption, read the runes Formula E before it is too late.