Audi and BMW to both leave Formula E—here’s why that’s OK



“Formula E probably hoped that its preseason test would be the cause of many headlines this week. Ahead of the electric racing series’ seventh season start in Chile in January, 12 teams gathered at a race track in Valencia, Spain, to run their new cars in earnest for the first time. Instead, it was the sudden announcement that both Audi and then BMW will make season seven their last that got most of the attention.

Predictably, the sport’s detractors have been quick to seize on this as evidence that electricity and racing cars just don’t go together. Here’s why I think they’re wrong.”

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