All-Electric Formula E Car Does a Few Donuts in Los Angeles

Formula E could be considered a lesser league of single-seater racing, which builds young drivers’ talents and prepares them for Formula 1. However, unlike other similar formula-type racing series, Formula E will use all-electric powertrains for the cars – it’s a new FIA-approved type of racing which will tour the globe for the first time in 2014, featuring a ten-race calendar.

Now, it has been announced that one of the ten racing venues set to take place next year will be held in sunny Los Angeles. The other locations include Rome, London, Beijing, Miami and Rio. To celebrate the occasion, they held a small demonstration of what the McLaren-powered all-electric Formula E cars can do in L.A.. Fitted with what appear to be rain tires, the car is spun around a few times, and a few donuts later, smoke surrounds the test driver, Luca di Grassi.

Aside from the moderately-numerous crowd which gathered to see this full-sized car in action, LA’s Mayor Villaraigosa was also present to give his blessing.

We’re quite eager to see what a full-length race, running only EVs will be like. Will batteries be an issue here as well? Also, if your interest has been aroused, check out the series’ official site for additional info.

By Andrei Nedelea

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