And then there's design. Slaves to efficiency, electric racers typically adopt aesthetics borrowed from more from the suppository market than the race track. But the FIA's upcoming Formula E may change all that. Take the Bluebird GTL Formula E race car concept as evidence. The design looks to be heavily influenced by the latest crop of closed-cockpit Le Mans prototype racers as well as Formula One design. There may be a little Dark Knight thrown in there as well.
Details are scarce on the vehicle's drivetrain at the moment. Team Bluebird says right now, the car is mostly just a design concept penned to demonstrate the significant aerodynamic work being performed, and may be more opportunities for sponsorship in the fledgling Formula E.