Browsing the "Electric car race" Tag

Two Teams Complete Round-The-World EV Journey Days Apart

September 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I’ve been following the progress of two teams of round-the-world trippers trying to circumnavigate the globe in electric cars. Well I am happy to report that despite some setbacks, both teams have completed their journeys, just says apart. But who won this first-of-its-kind race? Read on to find out


80 eDays Tesla Driving Around The World Crashes 600 Miles From Finish

September 4th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Earlier this year, two teams of electric car drivers took off in a competition to be the first EV drivers to circumnavigate the globe. Alas, the Tesla Roadster driven by Rafael de Mestre crashed just 600 miles, and a few days short of the finish line, leaving the much-slower team of two French engineers the chance to catch up


Two Electric Car Teams Vying To Be The First To Circle The World

June 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The older I get, the more I subscribe to certain truisms, and it seems to me that truth really is stranger than fiction. Over a hundred years ago, Jules Verne penned “Around The World In 80 Days”, a story about a wager to travel the width of the world in the ascribed amount of time. Electric car lovers are a nerdy bunch by nature, and a legit electric car race around the world is happening right now as two teams compete to be the to drive around the globe on pure electricity


Toyota Bringing Record Setting EV To Pikes Peak

June 8th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Pikes Peak has a long and exciting history of motorsports action, and that history has taken a new twist with the recent influx of purpose-built electric racers. This year’s Race to the Clouds will see electric vehicles from Mitsubishi, Monster Tajima, and a converted BMW M3 from EV’s West. Now Toyota is throwing its hat into the ring with a new version of the electric racer that set a Nurburgring lap record for EV’s called the TMG EV



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