Charge of the electric brigade

Charge of the electric brigade

Formula E, the first all-electric single-seater racing series, was launched this week in Frankfurt. CHARLES BRADLEY spoke to the team of brains behind this revolutionary form of motorsport

One year from now, an all-electric single-seater series is scheduled to become reality. You may be excited by this fact, or abhorred by the very prospect of it, but one thing is for sure: you will have an opinion one way or another.

Electrically-motivated racing cars are becoming increasingly prevalent. From KERS in Formula 1 to hybrid power units in sportscars, Formula E is the next logical stop. Its 10-race, city-centre-based schedule for 2014 will pitch identical open-wheel cars and, as you will hear from series chief Alejandro Agag in this week's magazine, there is plenty to be intrigued by.

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