All-Electric Car Race Ends in Crash With No Flames, But Plenty of Sparks

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Mixing perilous motorsports and environmental awareness sounds cool, but in the end, no amount of earth-loving eco-tech can defy the realities of racing — namely crashing

The FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing, which only features cars running on electric power, kicked off with the inaugural race of its first season on Saturday, which runs until June 2015. Saturday’s race went smoothly until the end, when a major crash put a damper on the festivities

As drivers Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost approached one of the final turns, Prost — attempting to prevent Heidfeld from taking the lead — collided with him, sending Heidfeld’s car flying over one of the track dividers Read more…

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