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F1 Electric Formula Car: World’s Fastest Electric Race Car
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 16, 2011 @ 1:33 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment
Formula 1  is changing quickly. Only a few months ago, F1′s governing body the FIA moved the sport in the direction of hybrid  four-cylinder engines. A number of manufacturers are expressing interest in an all-electric F1 league. And now, the world’s fastest electric race car , the Electric Formula Car , is also purpose-built for Formula 1 racing.
French companies FCI and Formulec teamed up to create the Electric Formula Car, which blasts to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds and has a top speed (likely limited) of 155 miles per hour. FCI used its expertise in connectors to create an ultra-compact connector, the RCS800, which allows the car’s incredible performance by transmitting power from the battery to the electric motor . It looks as though a new, green age of Formula 1 racing is upon us, which is great news for tech advances that will trickle down to production cars.
Via Car Advice 
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