Formula E is similar to Formula 1, the car racing competition which held periodically. The only difference is that Formula E is for all electric cars whereas Formula 1 is for conventional cars. The similarity is that the car with the fastest speed wins the competition.
All electric cars technology is considered quite new in the automotive industry. However, FIA, the Formula E organizer has done a great job in making video to explain how the electric cars work in a simple manner that even a non technical person able to understand. The video originally aired during the broadcast of the recent race in Buenos Aires. From the video, we can understand how the battery, inverter, the motor and transmission is working together to make the car able to travel the distance. On top of that, in the video, it is also explained what are the limitations of electric cars.
For the previous season, the cars which participated in the race were virtually identical. However, for the next season, the organizer will allow the teams to tweak the parts which interact with the battery as such that the car will be able to travel longer distance in a single charge. Therefore, the teams will not be competing during the races but behind the scene as well.
For more information about the Formula E and the details, you can visit the FIA’s website.