Storied F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve is set to make a return to the racetrack following a 10-year hiatus from competition, by signing up for electric vehicle tournament Formula E. Villeneuve will replace Nick Heidfield on Venturi’s Formula E team, following the later driver’s defection to rival outfit Mahindra. After his first day test driving for the new team, Villeneuve expressed his excitement at returning […]
First of all, let me note that I’m a big fan of Carlos Ghosn. I love the way he talks about things, but especially about electric vehicles. He’s a very straight shooter and doesn’t fluff his language excessively, imho. Granted, as the head of one of the largest companies in the world, he’s had his […]
Formula E, the electric version of Formula 1 that Richard Branson believes will be more popular than Formula 1 within five years, will be coming to Paris in 2016. It is the latest global city to land the young electric car race. Before the Formula E drivers move on to Berlin, Moscow, and London again […]
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag says Kazakhstan may get a Formula E race in 2017, to coincide with the Astana World Expo that will focus on sustainability.
With just two races left on its schedule, the inaugural Formula E season is still far from settled. Beginning next season, teams will be allowed to start modifying their racing machines to a much larger degree as design regulations are lifted. Perhaps some of the teams will go talk to the Swiss university students behind […]
We’re down to the last two races of the first-ever Formula E season, and there’s still no clear favorite to take the championship crown. So it might seem a bitty silly to be looking so far ahead, but when you run something as big as the Formula E, you’ve got to think long-term. According to […]
With the inaugural season of the Formula E series landing in Monaco earlier in the month, electric racing has finally come home. After a quick and close race through Monaco’s narrow streets, Formula E headed to Germany this weekend for the DHL Berlin ePrix, where Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi though he took the win…but then […]
The small but historically-important principality of Monaco has been a hotbed of motorsports for the past century, making it the perfect place to debut the first Formula E race in Europe. The narrow road course made for big crashes, clever moves, and great action all the way around, with e.dams driver Sebastian Buemi taking his […]
Monaco is one of the smallest, yet wealthiest city-states in the world, a place where registered automobiles actually outnumber the citizens and the 36,000 citizens are crammed into an area about 2 km2. It’s also home to some of the world’s most famous motorsports, and in a couple of weeks the Formula E series will […]
Autocar wondered what driving a Formula E race car on track was like so they sent a reporter to find out. He found it exhilarating and wants more laps behind the wheel.
This weekend the sixth round of the cutting-edge electric racing series Formula E went to America’s left coast for a race around the streets of Long Beach, California. Once again, this fast-but-quiet electric racing series has proved to be an action-packed affair with plenty of thrills and wheel-to-wheel action, with a new winner taking the […]
Switzerland is a small nation known for a great many things in the larger world; neutrality, chocolates, precision watches, and even the Geneva Auto Show. One thing it isn’t know for though is racing, as motorsports were banned ever since the 1955 Le Mans racing disaster that killed or wounded over 200 people. But that […]
After two races in Asia and another two races in South America, the Formula E series has finally made its way to the USA, specifically the sexy coastal city of Miami. Despite the fact that Miami is one of the cities most susceptible to climate change, the feeling was celebratory as this cutting edge racing […]
Originally posted on EV Obsession The FIA-endorsed Formula E series already has so much going for it, including big name racers and sponsors, as well as a globetrotting schedule in some of the world’s oldest and biggest cities. Now, it also has a theme song, thanks to former 80s Spanish singing sensation Nacho Cano, who […]
In about three weeks time, Formula E will make its way to Miami for the fifth round of the inaugural electric racing series. Even though the first season isn’t even half over, the forces at work within Formula E are already looking towards the next season, naming eight manufacturers that have already pledged to support […]
The Formula E series has already travelled tens of thousands of miles, across Asia and over to South America before its next two stops in America. After that its off to Europe before the season closer in London, where a charity called the Greenpower Education Trust is looking for ten teams of young children interested […]
There are lots of reasons to watch Formula E, from the futuristic zero-emissions vehicles to the downtown racetracks…and of course, the crashes.
Originally published on EV Obsession In March the Formula E series will make the first to two scheduled stops in America, racing through the streets of Miami and Long Beach, before heading to Europe for the final leg of the inaugural season. Thanks to the last minute addition of Moscow as the host for the […]
Watch Formula E action live from the cockpit at the Buenos Aires races in this next video.
If Volvo gets back into racing, it would be most interested in competing in is the Formula E series, with one executive calling it a “better value.”