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EXCLUSIVE: Why Formula E Drivers Will Swap Cars Instead Of Batteries

August 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Due to the limitations of battery technology, the high-performance electric racers of the upcoming Formula E series can't complete an hour-long race on just a single charge. One would think that teams would simply swap batteries, but instead the FIA is mandating drivers switch their entire car. Many EV racing fans, ourselves included, have wondered why, so we reached out to Formula E in this exclusive interview for answers

Andretti Autosport Becomes First American Formula E Team

July 20th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Formula 1. NASCAR. Indianapolis. LeMans. Daytona. The name “Andretti” has seen success in almost every form of motorsport, from the dirt tracks of Nazareth, PA to the World Driver’s Championship and more. Now, the Andretti family is set to take its storied legacy into the future, by announcing that their Andretti Autosport team would be America’s first official entry in the upcoming Formula E electric racing series!

Berlin Chosen As Formula E Finalizes 2014 Race Calendar

July 15th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Next September, a new motorsport will quietly take to the tracks of ten different international hotspots in a bid to bring electric racing excitement to the masses. The Formula E competition is electric racing to the next level, and the German capital of Berlin has been chosen as the tenth and final location for the inaugural season

British Racing Outfit Bluebird To Build Electric Sports Cars

July 10th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

In the 1920s and 30s, Sir Malcolm Campbell raced and set numerous land speed records, including becoming the first person to drive over 300 mph in 1935. His son, Donald Campbell continued that tradition and passed it down to his grandson, Don Wales, who today carries on Campbell’s proud legacy. Bluebird is apparently going beyond just racing though, and will soon offer electric sports and race cars for sale to the general public

Video: Drayson Racing Sets New 204 MPH EV Record

June 27th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric vehicles are really starting to come into their own, and long-standing records for range and performance are starting to fall. Yesterday Drayson Racing took down a 39-year old record for electric vehicle top speed in the standing mile, blowing past the previous record of 175 mph and crossing the 200 mph mark, a huge step for electric vehicles the world over

Lord Drayson Hopes To Drive To New EV Speed Record

May 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Picture this; a stereotypical 17th century British Lord driving an all-electric race car in a powdered wig while sipping tea. Yeah, that’s the image I get when I imagine science minister, entrepreneur, and noble Lord Drayson driving his electric race car in a bid to set the EV land speed record for vehicles under 1,000 kgs

Formula E Adds Bangkok Venue, Reveals Latest Race Car Design

May 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

For electric racing fans, there is no event more anticipated than the inaugural Formula E season, which kicks off next year. Several world-class cities have already been selected to host these contests of speed, and most of the schedule is already determined. This week though Bangkok was added as a host city, and Formula E also revealed what the Renault-designed race cars will look like

Video: Los Angeles Welcomes Formula E Electric Race Series

April 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

One of the most exciting developments in the green car world is the formation of the Formula E racing series, which is essentially Formula One with electric cars. While several major cities across the world have signed on to host this new series, Los Angeles is the first city in the U.S. to announce that it will serve as a host for this new electric racing series

Dallara Building Official Chassis For Formula E Series

March 4th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

For electric car racing fans, the upcoming Formula E series is something worth getting excited about. With some of the biggest names in Formula One racing pledging to participate in this fledgling series, Formula E could be the series that gets young people excited about electric cars. With Italy’s Dallara Automobili now committed to building the official Formula E racing chassis, we can start visualizing the future of electric motorsports

Video: Lapping The Roman Coliseum In An Electric Formula E Racer

December 6th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

I love racing, and few motorsports have me as excited as the impending Formula E electric racing series. Billed as the Formula One of the EV world, this new series is already making big waves in both the racing and EV world. The latest bit of news comes out of Rome, which has just signed on as the first European host of the Formula E series. To celebrate, a test driver took an electric race car around the Coliseum. Not something you see every day

Formula E Series Orders 42 EV Racers, Signs McLaren To Design Drivetrains

November 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The world of electric racing is about to get a serious jolt come 2014. That is international motorsports overseer the FIA throws its weight behind the Formula E series. In a move that signals the seriousness of this electric racing series, the Formula E series has ordered a 42 all-electric racers from Spark Racing Technology, while signing on a McLaren subsidiary to design the electric drivetrain

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