German carmakers discover Formula E racing series as e-car development lab
Carmakers in Germany are increasingly ramping up their activities in the Formula E racing series as a “technology laboratory” for new developments in electric mobility, Jürgen Pander writes on Spiegel Online. “The Formula E has replaced the Formula 1 series in terms of technology transfer,” Pander says. While car companies BMW, Daimler and Audi are already active in the electric racing series that has lived “a shadowy existence” for years, the envisaged wave in e-car production has made the Formula E more attractive and is set to also include luxury carmaker Porsche, which like others hopes that their activities in the Formula E will bring “important impulses for our serial production of the future”.
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