What FIA is trying to accomplish with Formula E differs from the agenda of most other major motorsports. They are adamant that Formula E’s main purpose is rooted in the general promotion and proliferation of all electric vehicles. The Formula E website states that the series “represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability.” It’s why this entire first championship season will see teams run the same exact cars set up according to factory specifications; FIA wants the focus of the technical side of the series to be on electrical engine and battery innovation.
—Sean O’Cane, All-electric racing: Formula E’s thrilling debut
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