F1 cars may go electric-only in pits

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It looks like changes to the KERS system in F1 cars will allow them to go electric-only in the pits for 2013 using a significantly more powerful EV system. Is this a greenwashing job or awesome tech? (H/T to Twiggy!)

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superfastmatt
Matt Brown

I wouldn't even call it greenwashing. It just seems like another step towards making the cars complicated for the sake of making them complicated. Next they'll mandate that the water pump only be driven by a diesel turbine engine which only runs while the drivers continue a game of steering-wheel-Simon.