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At a Formula E race, the noise is a mixture of tires, the whish of the cars moving through the air, and the whir of their drivetrains. At top speeds, an electric race car reaches roughly 80 decibels—a little more than what a normal car produces at 70 mph.

## Are Formula E cars quiet?

The problem is that compared to many conventional forms of racing, Formula E is a little too slow and a little too quiet. Formula E cars reach a top speed of around 224km/h (compared to the 350km/h Formula One can achieve) and produce an electronic whine rather than the throaty roar of petrol driven race cars.

## Why are Formula E cars so loud?

Most of the sound is because they have straight cut gears in the gearboxes mate, the sound of the gears meshing is what makes the cars so loud.

## How loud is an F1 car?

He found that at the loudest spot, the peak noise levels were almost 140 decibels, or just below those known to cause permanent hearing loss.

## Are Formula E cars as fast as Formula 1?

The newest all-electric Formula E race cars reach maximum speeds of 280km/h, compared to top speeds reaching 397km/h for F1. Comparing their rate of acceleration, Formula E can go from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds. F1 just pips them to the post, reaching the same speeds in an impressive 2.6 seconds.

## How loud is a Nascar?

At a NASCAR race, the average noise level can reach up to 140 decibels – and that’s only for one car! Imagine 43 cars going around a full field track at around 140 decibels each. Now that can get loud!

## Are Formula 1 races loud?

F1 races typically reach 140 decibels, just below the level that causes permanent hearing loss.

## Why are F1 cars so quiet now?

“Now we’ve got a single turbine wheel that’s recovering a lot of energy from the exhaust; and as soon as you recover the energy, you have reduced the sound. So it is the fact that we are recovering waste energy that is making it quieter.”

## How fast can Formula E cars go mph?

Alongside the improved longevity, the maximum power output of the car has increased to 250kW – an increase of 50kW that will see the potential top speed of Formula E reach 280 km/h (174 mph).

## Why is Formula E so slow?

The main reason why Formula E cars are so slow is the engines. Formula E cars have an artificially placed cap on around 335 horsepower, compared to the 1000 horsepower that an F1 car has. Electric engines are simply not as powerful or efficient as petrol engines, as they are still new and developing.

## Is Tesla in Formula E?

In that sense, perhaps the most obvious reason Musk will not enter Formula E or some formal head-to-head race against the likes of Porsche: He doesn’t want to be in a position to potentially lose. Tesla is already synonymous with speed, whereas other EV newcomers must prove their technical bona fides.