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Audi juices up its new Formula E racecar, the e-tron FE04

Audi has become the first German manufacturer to field a works team in Formula E.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The Audi e-tron FE04 is the automaker's first all-electric racecar.

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This marks the automaker's first foray into Formula E with its own works team.

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The team's two drivers will be Lucas di Grassi, last year's champion, and Daniel Abt.

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Allan McNish will oversee Audi's efforts as team principal.

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The e-tron FE04 sports a new livery that's a bit easier on the eyes than ABT Schaeffler's mish-mash of colors and styles.

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Audi chose to mate the car's electric motors to a single-speed transmission -- other teams tend to use transmissions with multiple gears.

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The public will get to see the e-tron FE04 in action starting in Hong Kong on December 2, with the season continuing into 2018.

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In order to combat range issues, drivers must switch cars at some point during the race.

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Formula E may not carry the popularity of Formula 1, but it's still quite new, so give it some time.

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We can't wait to see how Audi's efforts translate to the track.

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