Formula E: The Carbon Neutral Grand Prix

With great acceleration and no need to change gears, electric cars are proving serious contenders in the high-octane world of motorsports.Electric cars are still more associated with a gentle eco-friendly pootle around town than the tyre-burning thrill of Formula 1. But that could all change next year.FIA, the international motorsports governing body, is planning a 'Formula E', to kick off in 2013. This won't see the gruelling two-hour plus sagas of the petrol-powered Grand Prix. Instead, races will consist of short 15-minute heats, recognising…

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