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Altran And Quimera Unveil Latest Version Of AEGT Electric Race Car

October 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

It's an All-Visual, All-Production Experience Here At Laguna Seca

July 19th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

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.

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

Refuel Races Returns to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway

May 2nd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Sign up is now open for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive or ride YOUR electric vehicle on one of the world's greatest racetracks. Register for REFUEL and you too can dive into the corkscrew like Rossi or take the Andretti hairpin like Mario himself.

OSU Joins Venturi In Pursuit Of Another EV Land Speed Record

May 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

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

Amarok Racing Announces 2013 Pikes Peak Rider

April 11th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

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

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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