Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against electric racing cars. I think that we must explore all the available technologies to try to find an answer not just to reducing pollution, but also in order to discover alternative forms of energy for when oil becomes more difficult to find. 

I also believe that the fastest way to develop any technology - apart from warfare - is motorsport and so it is entirely logical that there should be electric racing. 

The important question is to decide at what level of competition e-cars should be pitched. Alejandro Agag and his Formula E organization have decided to have a go at international level, on circuits built in city centres. This means that it is in the media spotlight and some have even tried to compare Formula E to Formula 1.