Formula E’s safety car gets to roam beyond the track.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has the responsibility of being the safety car for Formula E, but being a road car, it also has the privilege of being able to take to the streets, and in the effort of promoting Formula E and the electric revolution in racing, that’s exactly what it did in Berlin. The car sports the colors of all 11 teams that are in Formula E, and being an electric car itself, the Taycan Turbo S shows what electric cars are capable of with a 0-60 time of fewer than 3 seconds and over 750 horsepower on tap.
Berlin is currently the only city in the world where Formula E has been a regular destination on the calendar every season, and Formula E thanks Berlin for its hospitality by using the upcoming Berlin race as an opportunity for 200 electromobility students from all over Germany to see electric innovation first-hand. Along with this, 3,500 tickets to the race were given for free to residents of Berlin, and the organizers of Formula E are giving 150 surprise gifts to patients at the Charité Campus Virchow clinic. Formula E is a microcosm of the change that electric vehicles are spurring for the entire automotive world, in motorsport and beyond.