A Formula E electric race car does 0-62 mph in around three seconds, and so does a cheetah, so we have the makings of a drag race, right?

Or, so went the brainstorming of the folks who run the all-electric race series in pitting one fast cat against the car driven by Techeeta driver and Montreal ePrix winner Jean-Eric Vergne at a South African air strip.

“We knew the similarities in performance between the Formula E car and a cheetah, so we were curious to see the outcome,” Alejandro Agag, founder & CEO of Formula E. “But, what’s even more important is to determine the outcome for the future for not only us, but the cheetah and other animals we share our planet with. We only have one planet and we must address the issues we currently face from the source and electric cars can play a key role in reducing C02 emissions worldwide. It was a close race … I won’t spoil it and give away the end result. You’ll have to watch the video to see that.”

Conservation experts and animal welfare organization oversaw the making of the film put together in partnership with Animal Issues Matter, Cheetah Outreach and Endangered Wildlife Trust.

The Formula E season starts Dec. 2-3 in Hong Kong.