Okay, so it's a little slower than the Tesla Model S vehicles being produced on the other side of the Bay, but still. KleenSpeed Technologies is testing a prototype of its smaller (and slower) KAR GT electric vehicle in and around Mountain View, CA, south of San Francisco, Autoweek reports. The company will also show the car off at the San Francisco International Auto Show starting next week.
Three years ago, when the very first Refuel event was held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it was a relatively small affair with a smattering of vehicles in attendance. With the fourth edition of this electric vehicle-centric happening now complete, it's amazing to see how much has changed. And, how some things haven't.
The FIA is serious about developing environmentally friendly forms of motorsport. But while its premier series – Formula One – is implementing new measures like regenerative braking and heat-energy recuperation, F1 remains a fossil fuel-powered sport. That's where Formula E comes in.