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Will Electric Powertrains Make Racing Easier & Cheaper For New Competitors?

Will Electric Powertrains Make Racing Easier & Cheaper For New Competitors?

By Antony Ingram 899 views Jun 25, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter EV West's electric BMW M3 Enlarge Photo Depending on who you speak to, electric power is either the death-knell for motor sport or the best thing since sliced bread Racing cars, some people will tell you, need to make a noise. They simply must. And one must get oily while maintaining those cars, and worn-out parts will be replaced with regularity. CHECK OUT: Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give You Lowest-Cost Mileage? But a small sub-section of the racing community doesn't subscribe to that theory--electric cars could make racing cheaper, easier and indeed faster than conventional counterparts. At the top end of the scale, this is already somewhat apparent. Winning electric racers Okay, so maybe not the "cheaper" aspect, but all the top endurance racing teams now fiel...

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