Extreme E: The new electric motorsports series 全新電動越野系列賽 Extreme E

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Extreme E: The new electric motorsports series 全新電動越野系列賽 Extreme E

學習要點

有關 「power(動力)」 的詞彙

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Where in the world will this new motorsports series be going to?

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The cars are electric SUVs designed by the Formula 1 design guru Adrian Newey. They deliver 400 kilowatts – the equivalent of 550 brake horsepower. And they will be racing in some of the most extreme environments on Earth.

這些電動多用途越野車是由世界一級方程式錦標賽賽車設計專家艾德里安‧紐維打造的。它們的發動機功率400千瓦,相當於550制動馬力。這些賽車將用來在地球上一些最極端的環境中比賽。

Sir Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 driver
[What] brought my attention to Extreme E is the great places that it is going to go to and raising awareness for the real climate issues. We’ve got some serious challenges up ahead of us. The direction we are going as a human race is not good, and yes there are potential changes – you know, the government saying that only electric cars – but that fixes… perhaps whilst that fixes one problem, another problem pops up. You know, I’m trying to learn as much as I can with EV technology, which I think Extreme E will help develop, but that I don’t think is the answer to the whole issue that we have.

劉易斯‧漢密爾頓爵士     世界一級方程式錦標賽車手
「讓我注意到 Extreme E 電動越野系列賽的是它絕佳的比賽地點,同時它還能引起人們對氣候問題的重視。我們面臨著一些嚴峻的挑戰。人類前進的方向不樂觀,雖然有潛在的變化,比如政府表示未來的道路上只有電動汽車,但這可能在解決一個問題的同時,又產生了新的問題。我在儘可能多的學習電動汽車技術,我認為 Extreme E 電動越野系列賽將有助於這項技術的發展,但我並不認為這是解決我們面臨的整個問題的答案。」

The idea is to show just how powerful and fun electric vehicles can be, and to raise environmental awareness by racing them in places that have already been affected by climate issues.

這個系列賽的目的是為了展示電動汽車的實力和趣味性,並通過在已經受到氣候問題影響的地方比賽來提高人們的環保意識。

The series will be going to Greenland, the Amazon, and the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Extreme E is also billing itself as the world’s first gender-equal motorsport platform: there’ll be four teams, each with two drivers: one male, one female.

這個系列賽將會前往格陵蘭島、亞馬孫熱帶雨林和沙特阿拉伯的沙漠進行比賽。Extreme E 電動越野系列賽還標榜自己是世界上第一個性別平等的賽車運動平台:每場比賽將有四支車隊,每支車隊有兩名車手,一男一女。

Cristina Gutiérrez, Extreme E driver
The acceleration is totally different; here [there] is more power than the petrol cars. Of course the sound is totally different. Here [There] is no sound. I think I prefer the electric car because I need to make a change, especially in these days because the climate change is near.

克里斯蒂娜‧古鐵雷茲     Extreme E 電動越野系列賽車手
「車的加速完全不同;電動汽車比燃油汽車的動力強。當然,兩種發動機的聲音完全不同。電動汽車的發動機沒有聲音。我覺得我更喜歡電動汽車,因為我需要做出改變,特別是現在,氣候變化問題迫在眉睫。」

All Extreme E freight and logistics will travel by sea in a refurbished Royal Mail ship – the RMS Saint Helena. And the series will generate some of the power it uses with portable solar panels. They’ll be used to create hydrogen, which, on race day, will be fed into a fuel cell like this to generate electricity, helping prove a low-carbon technology that will find applications around the world, say its designers.

Extreme E 電動越野系列賽的全部貨物和物流將被海運到各地,運輸工具是被翻新過的皇家郵政聖赫勒拿號客貨輪(RMS Saint Helena)。賽事將通過便攜式太陽能電池板產生其所需的部分電力。這些電力將被用來製造氫氣,在比賽日,氫氣被注入這樣的燃料電池中來發電,設計者們表示,這有助於證明一種低碳技術將在世界各地得到應用。

So here is the question, does this series deliver on its climate-aware promise?

問題來了,這個系列賽兌現了它注重氣候影響的承諾嗎?

Justin Rowlatt, BBC Environment Correspondent
Well, there’s no doubt that Extreme E will create unnecessary emissions, but it will also showcase just how capable electric vehicles can be, and it’ll send another important message – that the low-carbon revolution doesn’t have to be dull and boring.

賈斯汀‧羅拉特     BBC環境通訊員
「毫無疑問,Extreme E 電動越野系列賽將產生不必要的排放,但它也將展示電動汽車的性能有多麼強大,並將傳遞另一個重要的信息:低碳革命不必枯燥乏味。」

詞彙

horsepower 馬力

acceleration 加速

generate 產生,發(電)

fuel cell 燃料電池

capable 有能力做…

問題答案

The series will be going to Greenland, the Amazon, and the deserts of Saudi Arabia.