Event: Next Montreal Grand Prix will be the second one where the cars must use hybrid power units that include high-performance gasoline engines and powerful electric motors fed from complex electricity-generating systems. And they need to complete the race on about 100 kilograms of fuel, 30 per cent less than under previous rules.
Expert: Diego Mascarella
Expertise: Diego Mascarella is an engineer by training and an expert on electric and hybrid cars. He can comment on the new regulations for the race, power electronics and motor technology. He can also talk about the challenges of turning electric cars into racing cars. While many improvements in the automobile industry were designed for the race tracks before they were adapted to our cars, the reversed process happened with electric car technologies.
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