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Electrified Race Cars

The Formulec EF01 is a Green Take on Formula 1 Racing

— October 9, 2010 — Autos
Racetracks around the world could be getting greener as quickly as 2012 thanks to the Formulec EF01. This single-seat racer can do 0-62 in three seconds and hit speeds above 155 mph, all while running off of electricity.

That's right, the Formulec EF01 is powered by two electric motors. An impressive array of companies combined to make the Formulec EF01 a reality, including Mercedes, Exagon and Andros. The Formulec EF01 has a battery life of 20-25 minutes. Check out the featured video to see it in action.
Trend Themes
1. Green Racing - The trend of developing electric race cars like the Formulec EF01 opens up opportunities for eco-friendly racing and sustainable transportation solutions.
2. Electric Motorsports - The rise of electric motorsports, as exemplified by the Formulec EF01, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the automotive industry to develop efficient and high-performance electric vehicles.
3. Battery Technology - Advancements in battery technology, as demonstrated by the Formulec EF01's battery life, offer potential for disruptive innovation in industries that rely on energy storage such as renewable energy and electric vehicles.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - In the automotive industry, the development of electric race cars like the Formulec EF01 presents opportunities to redefine performance, design, and sustainability in future automotive products.
2. Renewable Energy - The Formulec EF01 showcases the potential of electric motorsports and highlights opportunities for disruptive innovation in the renewable energy industry, particularly in the advancement of battery technology and energy storage solutions.
3. Sports and Entertainment - The emergence of electrified race cars like the Formulec EF01 introduces exciting possibilities for disruptive innovation in the sports and entertainment industry, presenting opportunities for new forms of racing and spectator experiences.
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