As the cars shot off from the grid, we wondered when they’d reach our seats. We kept looking, waiting. They went by so quietly we almost missed it, prompting myself and the Jalopnik staff to crack up laughing. When I realized the lack of noise likely made us sound obnoxious, I looked around. Everyone else was laughing, too. It goes without saying that the lack of noise was expected from an electric car race. I just didn’t realize the experience would come with that many surprises. (Full disclosure: The nice folks at Jaguar Panasonic Racing, who did a karting event with us for Formula E, also got us tickets to their suite and to the VIP grandstands. A fun weekend was had by all.) When a handful of the Jalopnik staff and myself went to our first FIA Formula E Championship race in New York City over the weekend, we, overall, didn’t know what to expect. For Formula E, the world’s first electric street-racing series that began in 2014, the race was its first in NYC. It was kind of a big deal. But we came to see the race cars, and to satisfy the ongoing obsession my boss Patrick… Read full this story
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