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TECHEETAH driver Jean-Eric Vergne V a Cheetah on home soil
Who’ll come out on top?
Promoting your sport doesn’t come much better than this.
Formula E goes wild in race against cheetah to highlight impact of climate change on endangered species.
‘We knew the similarities in performance, so we were curious to see the outcome. What Is even more important is to determine the outcome for the future FOR not only us, but the cheetah and other animals we share our planet with.’
Founder & CEO of Formula E
WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA (November 28, 2017) – The fully-electric Formula E car took a walk on the wild side, lining-up against a cheetah in a head-to-head race to highlight the impact of climate change on a species increasingly under threat.
Both sleek and agile machines, on four legs and four wheels, sat side-by-side on a landing strip in a remote part of the Western Cape on the southern tip of Africa, to determine which was quicker off the mark in a drag race.
The world’s fastest land animal and the Formula E car both reach speeds of 0-100km/h (62mph) in approximately three seconds.
Tune-in to watch Formula E in more familiar surroundings for the season-opener on the streets of Hong Kong, taking place over the course of two days on December 2 & 3.
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