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Formula One drivers have always needed physical stamina to endure crushing turns and long races. Now they'll need to be good sprinters, too. That's because in lieu of a tire-change pit stop, drivers of the new allelectric Formula E series will sprint from one car to another midrace??twice. The car swap will allow pit crews to recharge the batteries. The relay-race aspect of Formula E harks back to the Pony Express, but the car itself, unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in Germany, looks ahead to the possible future of electric cars.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

November 2013

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