I am gently becoming increasingly excited about the upcoming FIA Formula e racing season.
I attended the London Launch last year and saw the first car which is featured in the video below.
As Formula e boss Alejandro Agag says in the video, 'everyone is talking about the sound, now we've heard it, we love it.'
Having driven a few high performance electric cars, I have to say the lack of deafening, rattling, banging, smokey old engines is a bit of a plus in my book but then I'm very biased.
I don't think the races are going to be slow, the Spark-Renault SRT-01E is a 270 brake horse power racing car.
The cars are made up of components from many motorsport companies, the power train is from McLaren, Italian firm Dallara built the monocoque chasis, Williams Advanced Engineering (part of the Williams F1 Team) supply the batteries.
The season looks like this
13th September. Beijing China
18th October. Putrajaya Malaysia
15th November. Rio de Janeiro Brazil
13th December. Punta Del Este Uraguay
10th January. Buenos Aires Argentina
14th February. Los Angeles USA
14th March. Miami USA
9th May. Monte Carlo Monaco
30th May. Berlin Germany
27th June. London
All these races take place on the streets, not on a track, the final in London will take place slap bang in the middle of town.
Teams include Drayson Racing, Mahindra Racing, Virgin Racing and of course the one that got in the news a bit recently, Venturi Grand Prix who were founded by among others, some actor bloke called Leonardo DiCaprio.