Formula E’s new electric racecar is groundbreaking


Comments • 801

  • The Verge
    The Verge   8 months back

    Do you think all-electric is the future of racing?

  • Hermes The sarcastic motorrad

    lol i ironic an electric car was sponsored by a petroleum company

    • Hawk Over Michigan
      Hawk Over Michigan  3 weeks back

      Should be required to plug in an recharge. Not a real race when you swap cars 1/2 way through

      • Def_McDoe
        Def_McDoe  3 weeks back

        Impressed by the car but also impressed by the drone driver doing some exciting over shots

        • Ryan
          Ryan  4 weeks back

          They still sound like slot cars. ICE's sound so much better.

          • Emilio Cisneros
            Emilio Cisneros  2 months back

            Thats a big rc car

            • Dexter Haven
              Dexter Haven  2 months back

              I went to an e-race. And the mood was...electric.

              • Jamie Reeves
                Jamie Reeves  2 months back

                Shameless green washing by shell!

                • trut hurts
                  trut hurts  3 months back

                  I don't understand why they can't have quick switch-out batteries that could be changed in a pit stop. They refuel F1 racers, right?

                  • stefano Marano
                    stefano Marano  4 months back

                    45min driving time. <3s to 100km/h. So the new tesla roadster would beat them all

                    • srk311
                      srk311  5 months back

                      He has made a fortune by investing in future.

                      • William Grant
                        William Grant  5 months back

                        When they race on a road course , people will respect them more .

                        • Blackoutsolid
                          Blackoutsolid  5 months back

                          Are you kidding me this sounds way cooler

                          • Zahed Khan
                            Zahed Khan  6 months back


                            • Nicolau Poceiro
                              Nicolau Poceiro  6 months back

                              The noise of e-cars is a bit irritating in my view.

                              • Dr. Love 1987
                                Dr. Love 1987  7 months back

                                If F1 keeps up they way they're going, FE is going to take over soon.

                                • abraham o
                                  abraham o  7 months back

                                  do they explode though?

                                  • Peter Arnold
                                    Peter Arnold  7 months back

                                    Hopefully, the advancements they make in the Formula E racing will flow through electric road cars.

                                    • China Superpower
                                      China Superpower  7 months back

                                      In the future, you could add autonomous AI to the cars. Make them driverless.

                                      • Aman Binepal
                                        Aman Binepal  5 months back

                                        What’s the point of racing then

                                    • d-wills
                                      d-wills  7 months back

                                      that car sounds like its pulled straight out of a sci-fi movie

                                      • kanodourden
                                        kanodourden  7 months back

                                        Tesla should enter this race series

                                        • Rohit Pal
                                          Rohit Pal  7 months back

                                          Tech Mahindra is making India proud

                                          • Hai Le Quang
                                            Hai Le Quang  7 months back

                                            That noise is definitely a turn off for me. I watch F1 for the sound of the engine too

                                            • Mike Flippin
                                              Mike Flippin  7 months back

                                              I was intrigued by your video until @1:47 when you went full DA with "climate change."
                                              Do you realize that professional sports teams burn 1000 times more fuel flying their teams around than ALL of the racing on the planet?

                                              • Mike Flippin
                                                Mike Flippin  7 months back

                                                @R07y 434 you do realize that the cars are charged with electricity that is produced by burning fossil fuels, mainly coal and natural gas? And the batteries are manufactured by digging up material with huge machines powered again by fossil fuels.

                                                Actually it is more efficient to just power them with the fossil fuel than to take the fuel, turn it into electricity and then charge the batteries.

                                              • R07y 434
                                                R07y 434  7 months back

                                                All of formula e is powered by a clean method

                                            • Mttslbr
                                              Mttslbr  7 months back

                                              As long as it is regulated by the FIA it will be boring and not innovative.

                                              • heehee3121
                                                heehee3121  7 months back

                                                this should replace f1

                                                • Leonelf
                                                  Leonelf  7 months back

                                                  Now drive a formula student electric car.

                                                  • Michael Isaacson
                                                    Michael Isaacson  7 months back

                                                    It would be helpful if you learned the difference between, "quick" and "fast", two separate qualities.

                                                    • HAIDEN Music
                                                      HAIDEN Music  7 months back

                                                      Next 5 yrs theyll fly...

                                                      • phulcrum
                                                        phulcrum  7 months back

                                                        As a big motorsport fan I wasn't really impressed by season 1-4. It felt like the core idea was there but the technology wasn't ready. Now in season 5 with the gen2 car I think they are finally hitting their stride and can be huge in the near future. And things can only get better with Porsche and Mercedes having teams next year. The more top notch engineers we get working on EV's the better!

                                                        Additionally we're two more race weekends until the end of the season and the top 11 drivers are still mathematically in the race for the drivers championship. The change to qualifying has made the standings quite tight. I love it.

                                                        • Martin vT
                                                          Martin vT  7 months back

                                                          I have to agree, electric cars do have a great future in racing and I think they will eventually out perform the conventional cars. But...... I will miss the sound of the engines!

                                                          • willrobd
                                                            willrobd  7 months back

                                                            before i watch this i'm going to guess that he won't be able to get the tires warm enough to provide anything close to their gripping potential

                                                            • Elhesh
                                                              Elhesh  7 months back

                                                              Also, the signage on the car clearly says - Mahindra. Known for making cars that people don’t want, and cars that don’t work.

                                                              Good to see formula e partners with only the best.

                                                              What’s ground breaking here? The wheels not coming off?

                                                              • Elhesh
                                                                Elhesh  7 months back

                                                                When a video has to specify that something is ground breaking, and that sentiment isn’t being freely expressed by the average person. You know that marketing could be ground breaking, but the product isn’t.

                                                                • PistonAvatarGuy
                                                                  PistonAvatarGuy  7 months back

                                                                  I'd love to see how badly these cars would get destroyed by some fast road cars.

                                                                  • DialatedPupils
                                                                    DialatedPupils  7 months back

                                                                    Nice lipstick.

                                                                    • aprilialover125
                                                                      aprilialover125  7 months back

                                                                      You did not explain why the car is groundbreaking at all. No technical details what so ever. Thumbs down

                                                                      • Bryn McDougald
                                                                        Bryn McDougald  5 months back

                                                                        MidN Music maybe you should have watched the video!

                                                                      • MidN Music
                                                                        MidN Music  5 months back

                                                                        @Bryn McDougald how is it an opinion? They didn't explain how the car is groundbreaking with no technical details, that's a fact.

                                                                      • Bryn McDougald
                                                                        Bryn McDougald  5 months back

                                                                        MidN Music kinda is!

                                                                      • MidN Music
                                                                        MidN Music  5 months back

                                                                        @Bryn McDougald It's not an opinion tho.

                                                                      • Bryn McDougald
                                                                        Bryn McDougald  7 months back

                                                                        aprilialover125 thanks for your opinion!

                                                                    • Moos
                                                                      Moos  7 months back

                                                                      Yeah yeah sorry about the environment ahaha just another business man making a buck

                                                                      • Tortorpetrolhead
                                                                        Tortorpetrolhead  7 months back

                                                                        I love how they got so many facts wrong

                                                                        • tiktok toyatoya
                                                                          tiktok toyatoya  7 months back

                                                                          What was used to film the aerial shots?

                                                                          • JM Z
                                                                            JM Z  7 months back

                                                                            I don't think f1 is struggling

                                                                            • Robert Large
                                                                              Robert Large  7 months back

                                                                              Make electric cars affordable and it will become the younger generations first car.

                                                                              • Andreas Nielsen
                                                                                Andreas Nielsen  7 months back

                                                                                Is the tesla model 3 faster?
                                                                                If it is, why don't they just stick a tesla engine in it

                                                                                • David Palmer
                                                                                  David Palmer  7 months back

                                                                                  The Chevy bolt isn’t even that slow.

                                                                                  • Earthlybump
                                                                                    Earthlybump  7 months back

                                                                                    I love that electric motor sound

                                                                                    • Jonathan I. Ezor
                                                                                      Jonathan I. Ezor  7 months back

                                                                                      I am majorly jealous! Looking forward to attending the last race of the season (and my 1st-ever motor race) in NYC on July 14th!

                                                                                      • Linecraftman
                                                                                        Linecraftman  7 months back

                                                                                        going to formula E is like going to formula 1 if you're deaf

                                                                                        • aj
                                                                                          aj  7 months back

                                                                                          Formula E car: I am fast.
                                                                                          Drone: Hold my controller.