Submitted by cczimmer on Wed, 2014-01-29 13:01
I wanted to know what others thought about Tesla investing in building race tracks (probably mostly indoor) designed specifically for EVs? I have not seen anywhere that they have plans to do this, but apparently, Portland-based Harsch Investment Co. wants to create a 45,701-square-foot indoor racetrack facility at 2664 N. Marine Drive, which is about 8 miles from downtown. So someone seems to be trying to do this, but I'm sure Tesla could do it better and I believe that it would be beneficial for them.
1. Low/no noise pollution
2. Lack of exhaust means that the race tracks could be indoor, allowing for easier year-round racing as well as greater flexibility for operational hours
3. The race tracks could also be close to major city centers, rather than having to be far due to sound and other regulations, meaning it's easier for people to go racing
This is basically go-cart racing but with Tesla's. It would be a great way to get Tesla owners together, and it could even allow others to spectate and gain interest in EVs. Thoughts, anyone?