Next thing you'll be saying that an electric car has just won World Performance Car of the Year. Oh, wait...
Internal combustion motorsport will be around for a long time to come yet, simply because manufacturers won't be interested in letting contemporary cars get beaten by historic categories.
electric racing has been around for several years.
We'll see about that. Motorsport is a great venue for technical demonstration, but still lives or dies on its entertainment value.Because Tesla etc are relying on their green credentials to promote electric vehicles and perhaps don't want to be associated with a sport that for now is very noisy and polluting.
Seven years of Formula E and we're yet to see them turn a single lap on a circuit used in conventional motorsport. The closest they have come is using the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, but using a custom layout which doesn't even share a full sector with the circuit used by F1 or WEC to allow comparison.
Also in that time, every manufacturer entered in the series except one (Mahindra) has launched multiple GT, prototype, formula or rally cars since they joined Formula E.
I wonder why we haven't yet seen an entry from Tesla or any other electric-only manufacturers? It's not like a lack of expertise with designing racing cars is a problem as there is a spec chassis, and their lack of operational experience running a racing team could be easily worked around by having an existing racing team (probably an Indy or US-based GT/sports car team) run the team for them.