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Spotted this in the news the other day, an all electric rally based championship.


Some further reading on the boat use for travelling between events: -

 

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Electric vehicles will not make anything more "sustainable", when the single biggest problem on the planet is human overpopulation, and a few cars racing about isn't doing anything to highlight or address that.

But with any form of acceptable power level...would love one of those off-road racers.
 

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Electric vehicles will not make anything more "sustainable", when the single biggest problem on the planet is human overpopulation, and a few cars racing about isn't doing anything to highlight or address that.

But with any form of acceptable power level...would love one of those off-road racers.

I'm just glad that motorsport can continue in these new forms rather than gradually dying out, yes they are not fully sustainable but certainly (in theory) reduce overall emissions from the logistics side etc.

I see the EV charging points will be powered with hydrogen generation plant.

 

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I'm just glad that motorsport can continue in these new forms rather than gradually dying out, yes they are not fully sustainable but certainly (in theory) reduce overall emissions from the logistics side etc.

I see the EV charging points will be powered with hydrogen generation plant.


I'd say the logistics to keep them fueled and running will be just as high as a normal rally car that can just use tubs of fuel. These will need lorries to carry huge generators and maybe spare batteries...
Not as "clean" as they'd have people believe...unless all the transport is also hydrogen powered.
 

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I'd say the logistics to keep them fueled and running will be just as high as a normal rally car that can just use tubs of fuel. These will need lorries to carry huge generators and maybe spare batteries...
Not as "clean" as they'd have people believe...unless all the transport is also hydrogen powered.

You're missing the big picture, regardless of the PR wording it's all about testing new technologies and raising public awareness of climate issues (which unbelievably is still a sticking point for many people). Think bigger, like replacing the jets required to transport the team equipment to and from each country?

It's not the final solution, but perhaps a step in the right direction.
 

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You're missing the big picture, regardless of the PR wording it's all about testing new technologies and raising public awareness of climate issues (which unbelievably is still a sticking point for many people). Think bigger, like replacing the jets required to transport the team equipment to and from each country?

It's not the final solution, but perhaps a step in the right direction.
I am only interested if it is exciting racing.
 

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You're missing the big picture, regardless of the PR wording it's all about testing new technologies and raising public awareness of climate issues (which unbelievably is still a sticking point for many people). Think bigger, like replacing the jets required to transport the team equipment to and from each country?

It's not the final solution, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

Indeed think bigger, because the climate is of little concern compared to human overpopulation....and EV's won't make a damn bit of difference to that.

But yes, as already said, the logistics of transporting everything to support things like that around the world are massive. Although we do need to encourage all forms of motorsport.
I am only interested if it is exciting racing.

If there are enough entrants, don't see why it wouldnt be. Watched one or two of the Rallycross, but the ones I seen had only 3 cars, which made it a little dull.
Really with such a small field, they should have thrown them in with the petrol cars too. Although it is weird watching them whining and screeching the tyres.
 

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Anyone watch this at the weekend? I'm not sure it could be called exciting but I think it shows promise.

It needs more than 3 cars in the final and show more of the knock out rounds. More racing, less commentary.
 

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Anyone watch this at the weekend? I'm not sure it could be called exciting but I think it shows promise.

It needs more than 3 cars in the final and show more of the knock out rounds. More racing, less commentary.

It was dull, awful remote controlled car sound, forced celebrations from idiot Rosberg, just no excitement there at all for me, which sums up electric racing really
 

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It was dull, awful remote controlled car sound, forced celebrations from idiot Rosberg, just no excitement there at all for me, which sums up electric racing really

It's all a bit of a PR stunt, I think the whole championship will be the same but it might lead to something decent in the future.
 

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It was dull, awful remote controlled car sound, forced celebrations from idiot Rosberg, just no excitement there at all for me, which sums up electric racing really
I thought exactly the same! It was as dull as dishwater! I think I went out to watch the freshly painted garden fence drying before the end....
 
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