The Electric GT racing series has tapped the Tesla P100D to serve as its sole race car…but is there a reason racing series have shied away from the world’s quickest production car?
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As Formula E prepares for its next race in Miami in March, it has released this video of the 5 best overtakes in the series so far.
In a bid to cash in on the EV craze sweeping France, a resort in the French Alps is offering tourists a chance to race electric cars and an ice track.
Watch a group of Formula E racers tear through downtown London, fully embracing Teddy Roosevelt’s “Speak softly, but carry a big stick” philosophy.
Formula E has announced a plan that will give drivers with the most Twitter mentions an extra “power boost” on the last lap of the race. Never before has being popular mattered so much to racers, though I’m not sure if this is an amazing idea, or a terrible one. The Formula E race cars […]
All-electric racing, a laughable idea just a decade ago, is now an inevitability with racing series like the Formula E pulling in some big names. One Formula E partner, Quimera, has joined forces with Altran to develop a second-generation of its All-Electric GT race car and drift car, which has been revealed in these latest renderings.
First practice for the first US round of the 2013 FIM eRoadRacing championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is on the books. Shane Turpin and Eric Bostrom started quick and led throughout first practice on the Brammo Empulse TTX bikes, staying in the 1:34’s throughout practice. Ted Rich and Shelina Moreda dice it out for 3rd in the 1:51’s throughout practice. The gap from their modified Brammos to the stock Brammos and all zeroes is significant. Partly due to the fact that their bikes are up on power by x horses, and rider experience in the case of some of the modified Zeroes.
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.
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The potential for performance and speed from electric vehicles is still not recognized by the public as a whole, but there are those working to ensure that EVs get the respect they deserve. Ohio State University has joined Venturi Automobiles for building a 3,000 horsepower streamliner that could eventually hit 435 mph on the salt flats.
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.
If you’re going to race, you may as well race with the best. Electric motorcycle company Amarok is entering Pikes Peak, the uber-challenging hill climb, for the first time. To help them get the best possible run up the hill, they’ve enlisted 6 time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Champion Greg Tracy. The Canadian builder is running Agni motors, a controversial choice. This video discusses the development of the project.
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.
The electric race cars are coming, and sooner than I had hoped. On Monday, the Federation Internatonale de l’Automobile announced that the all-electric racing series known as Formula E would have its opening season less than two years from now in 2014. The series will follow a setup similar to Formula 1, which leaves just […]
The 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has come to an end. Records have been broken, and EVs turned in an electrifying performance. Among the contenders “Monster” Tajima, a 62-year old Japanese racer who sought to conquer the Peak in his custom made electric race car, and now we have video from one of his practice runs.
I had a chance to ask third place finisher and veteran gas but first-time electric racer Eric a few questions about the race, electric bikes, and his plans for 2013. Eric has been competing in the AMA Pro Racing series since 1994, and has a rather impressive racing pedigree. As Steve Atlas said in the press conference, Brammo will find Bostrom’s input invaluable in further development of the Empulse.
The ePower/TTXGP electric motorcycle race was another successful partnership event between the two racing serie. You can read the full race report here. The race is on the books, so here are some gorgeous hi-res photos courtesy of FIM Good Shoot…
Michael Barnes led the charge with a drag-race worthy start. Bostrom then Atlas weren’t far behind, although Barnes opened the gap throughout the race. The leading bikes from Barracuda Lightning and Icon Brammo kept fairly consistent times and top speeds at the start/finish line while the Superstock bikes became noticeably slower throughout the race.
The world of motorsports has been dominated by the internal combustion engine for over a century without any competition from some upstart alternative. But that is starting to change as big car makers and niche coach builders embrace electric vehicles. From desert rallies to road racing, electric cars are making an impact. The latest motorsport […]
I love racing, and few things get me more excited the ever-expanding array of sustainable motor sports series popping up. Now some of the biggest names in sustainable racing are joining forces to create the next generation of clean racing series. Quimera, the International Motor Sport Association, the American Le Mans Series, and the TTXGP […]