Monday, November 24, 2008

Formula E opening day

I had the opportunity to try out the new electric go carts at Formula E over the weekend. These carts are fast. I would have to say they are the best public carts I have ever driven. Heaps of acceleration and very good control. If you are into cart racing I would recommend you give them a try.

The reason for this opportunity is that we had the GS750V on display for the Formula E opening day. It's nice to be able to support another form of clean green motorsport. In my mind, the more the public becomes aware of the performance capabilities of EVs the better. Once young car enthusiasts start craving EVs over hotted up Japanese imports, then change will really be underway.

Getting the car into the building was the hardest part of the exercise. The current access doorway is only 1880 wide and the GS750V is 1830 wide (i.e. we had 25mm to play with on each side). With a bit of careful steering by Vik (and Phil from Formula E on the way out) we managed to negotiate this without any contact.

Sadly I didn't actually make it to the opening day due to family commitments, but Ken informs me it was very busy (especially in the morning) and everything went smoothly.

Because you can't get enough of a good thing, we have arranged a group booking to do some real racing at 1:30pm on the 6th of December (kind of an end of year Xmas get together). Let me know if you would like to come along as we still have room for more.

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