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Monday, September 22, 2014

History, and More, Being Made with Formula E in Beijing, China

Renewable Now is proud to provide coverage of this historic, amazing first Formula E race in Beijing through our corresponded, Mike Pereira.  Go to renewablenow.biz to view the reports.


History was made this past weekend as the world’s first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the successful season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship. And Renewable Now was part of history as our team was there live covering this historical moment as our own Michael Pieirra provided commentary from track-side, and got to speak with Formula E, CEO Alejandro Agag.

But before you read Michael's article, we want you to know why wehere at Renewable

Now are so excited and focused on Formula E, and why Formula E is extremely important for all of us. If you're familiar with the the sport of racing, you're probably already aware that the sport as a whole dwarfs all others sports, including World Cup Soccer.

 At the top of this hi-octane food chain is FORMULA 1, the most prestigious and most technologically advanced racing in the world. For any singular Grand Prix race within a Formula 1 season, the economic impact is in the billions when you look at the commerce that surrounds the teams, manufacturers, sponsors, venues, tourism, etc. 

This translates into creating jobs and careers, and more importantly, new technology that eventually makes it way into the cars consumers drive everyday on normal roads. If Formula 1's new cousin, Formula E, grows, we will see experiential growth in consumer electric cars, as major auto manufacturers such asRenault, BMW, Mercedes will be investing  major R & D dollars behind these electric Formula E cars in efforts to win. This all means that this competition will advance the consumer electric car market ten fold. 

From performance to battery life and distance, consumer electric cars are going to get a lot better, a lot quicker. This is similar to the technology that evolved from NASA. Eventually what NASA created, tested, and applied has benefited the general public, and gave birth to many new companies that took that science and technology into other applications which we all use and take for granted today.
Beyond the economic potential and technology we can enjoy from Formula E, maybe one of the best attributes that comes from the sport is its environmentally friendly impact, NO FOSSIL FUELS, NO CARBON, NO OIL SLICKS, and limited noise. 

We know the hard core Formula 1 aficionados love the sound of those engines- we love it also, but we really get excited with technology and science, and hopefully that will be what brings the Formula 1 fans over to sports' younger cousin, Formula E, to enjoy some great racing and great drivers. 

So we've shared with you why we're excited about Formula E, and why we feel it is important. We hope you'll become a fan and find something special about the sport that encourages us towards a more sustainable world, while enjoying a fun sport.

Beyond the economic potential and technology we can enjoy from Formula E, maybe one of the best attributes that comes from the sport is its environmentally friendly impact, NO FOSSIL FUELS, NO CARBON, NO OIL SLICKS, and limited noise. We know the hard core Formula 1 aficionados love the sound of those engines- we love it also, but we really get excited with technology and science, and hopefully that will be what brings the Formula 1 fans over to sports' younger cousin, Formula E, to enjoy some great racing and great drivers.

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