It looks like F1 is starting an electric race car series. That would be a good way to advance the technology. But I think a hybrid would be a more practical technology to advance because that is what manufacturers are making. http://www.dvice.com/2013-7-7/all-electric-formula-1-style-race-series-launches-2014 Winter time in the north country, batteries are less efficient - what kind of range will you get when you use an electric heater. Developing battery tech is a good idea but the application is probably only good for southern states.