Here’s why Jaguar, BMW, and Faraday Future all joined Formula E, the all-electric racing series

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We’re now two full seasons into the wild experiment of Formula E, a racing series that pits 20 F1-style electric racecars against each other on the streets of the biggest cities in the world. The racing has so far been excellent — the races are short, close, and competitive, and in both seasons the drivers’ championships were decided on the final day. Formula E has provided the kind of drama you hope for in any sport, but to find it in a series that’s brand-new is surprising.

An extra level of drama is coming in season three, kicking off this weekend in Hong Kong. Last year, teams were allowed to tinker with certain parts of the cars for the first time — in season one the cars were all identical — and that freedom to innovate attracted…

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