Nick Heidfeld, a Former F1 driver, has officially gone to the dark side. How? He's bought a Nissan Leaf which is an all electric car.
Does the Nissan Leaf go fast? No, not really. Does it make loud noises? No, it makes hardly any noise at all since it uses an electric motor. Does it look cool? Ahh, depends on who you are and who you ask. Does it have responsive driving? Mmmm, probably not. So what was a race car driver like Nick Heidfeld thinking?
The purchase of an electric car by the German ex-Formula 1 driver isn't that surprising. Heidfeld currently competes in the newly formed and sanctioned Formula E racing series which features all electric car racing and is sanctioned by the FIA, the governing body behind F1. The series is meant to showcase new electric vehicle technology to the world. He'll mainly be using the car to ferry around his family in Switzerland where he currently lives.
What do you think of an F1 driver, even a former one, buying an electric car?
[Source – InsideEVs]