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New power | How the electric vehicle revolution is changing motorsport

New power | How the electric vehicle revolution is changing motorsport

By: Andy Fry

Mitch Evans of Spark-Jaguar on track during the New York City ePrix (Andrew Ferraro/LAT Images)
Posted:
10 Aug 2017
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  • The UK and French governments will outlaw the sale of petrol and diesel-based vehicles from 2040
  • Mercedes and Porsche will join Formula E from season six, while FCA could enter even sooner
  • Brands partnering with Formula E and its teams include EV charging point supplier Chargemaster and oil brands like Total and Gulf

For many drivers around the world, the prospect of switching from a petrol to an electric vehicle (EV) probably still fills them with a sense of apprehension or aversion.

Sure, it might save the planet, but what will it look like, where will they charge the battery and what kind of speed and performance will it deliver?

The fact is, though, that the momentum in favour of EVs is growing rapidly.

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