Of course, sound doesn’t travel in space, but I’m talking about the sci-fi representation of “spaceship sounds”. While some petrol-heads can only enjoy the roar of an engine, a lot of race fans are appreciating the much quieter all-electric Formula E.
The noise levels are approximately 80 dB, which is actually a little higher than the average gas-powered car, but much lower than the Formula One’s 128 dB noise level. And the sounds are pretty cool too.
While the teams used the same vehicles in the first season, they are now allowed to modify the electric motors, inverter and transmission.
Interestingly, each vehicle has its own unique sound and they vary for both the regenerative braking and the revs of the spinning motor with each team.
FIA released a video of the new sounds of each team’s vehicle filmed during testing in Donington Park in the UK ahead of the upcoming season:
The next season of the Formula E will start October 9, 2016 in Hong Kong.